Telma Monteiro won the bronze medal (-57 kg) in the European Games that this year takes place in Minsk, in Belarus. In the final fight, the Benfica judoka beat the Dutch athlete Sanne Verhagen by wazari.
This is the 13th medal won by the Benfica judoka in European competition, managing to reach the podium every time she has participated in European Championship. Telma Monteiro has five gold medals (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015), one silver medal (2011) and seven bronze medals (2004, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019).
Text: Diogo Nascimento
Pics: Judo Portuguese Federation and Archive