Olympic Games: Angolan Judo teams fight Sunday

  • Diassonema Neide combate domingo
Luanda – Angolan judoka Diassonema Neide, in the -57kg category, the only Angolan representative in the judo discipline at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, will start competing this Sunday.

The event, in which Angola is participating for the 10th time, kicked off last Friday.

 

Angola will start its participation with women's judo and handball.

 

Neide, African champion of -57 kg in 2019, in Madagascar, will make her debut in the competition, succeeding her current coach, Antónia de Fátima “Faia”.

 

Almost at the end of her preparation in France, Neide tested positive to Covid -19.

 

Submitted to treatment, she quickly recovered and went back to training focused on the objective of improving her mark and fighting not to be eliminated in the first phase. For this, she will have the guidance of Faia, an internationally experienced athlete.

 

Historical Overview

Angolan judo debuted in Seúl in 1988 with seven male athletes, namely, Adão Dias, Hélder de Carvalho (passed away), José António, Lotuala N’Dombassy, ​​​​Luís Fortunato, Moisés Torres and Ricardo José.

 

In the 1992 games, in Barcelona (Spain), the number was reduced to three judokas, also in men, the athletes Francisco de Sousa, João de Sousa and José Maria were the participants.

 

In Athens´2004, London´2012 and Rio de Janeiro´2016, female judo dominated with the sole presence of Antónia de Fátima Moreira “Faia” (70kg).

In addition to women's judo and handball, Angola is present in competition with athletics, swimming and sailing.

The event, in which Angola is participating for the 10th time, kicked off last Friday.

 

Angola will start its participation with women's judo and handball.

 

Neide, African champion of -57 kg in 2019, in Madagascar, will make her debut in the competition, succeeding her current coach, Antónia de Fátima “Faia”.

 

Almost at the end of her preparation in France, Neide tested positive to Covid -19.

 

Submitted to treatment, she quickly recovered and went back to training focused on the objective of improving her mark and fighting not to be eliminated in the first phase. For this, she will have the guidance of Faia, an internationally experienced athlete.

 

Historical Overview

Angolan judo debuted in Seúl in 1988 with seven male athletes, namely, Adão Dias, Hélder de Carvalho (passed away), José António, Lotuala N’Dombassy, ​​​​Luís Fortunato, Moisés Torres and Ricardo José.

 

In the 1992 games, in Barcelona (Spain), the number was reduced to three judokas, also in men, the athletes Francisco de Sousa, João de Sousa and José Maria were the participants.

 

In Athens´2004, London´2012 and Rio de Janeiro´2016, female judo dominated with the sole presence of Antónia de Fátima Moreira “Faia” (70kg).

In addition to women's judo and handball, Angola is present in competition with athletics, swimming and sailing.