The malagueo obtained a decrease rating than the Japanese, a neighborhood idol.
The second medal for Spanish krate was silver. 24 hours after the pletrician gold of Sandra Sanchez, Damin Quintero couldn’t overcome native Ryo Kiyuna within the grand last on the Nippon Budokan. The judges, who awarded a rating of 27.66 to the Spaniard in his last kata (28.72 to that of his rival), led to Japanese revenge on the tatami.
Even so, krate will stay perpetually within the historical past of the Spanish Olympism. In its fleeting presence at some Video games – it was its premiere and it disappears from this system in Paris 2024 – the martial artwork that was born on the island of Okinawa within the fourteenth century leaves two medals.
Within the afternoon session, Quintero opted for the Suparinpei. Following his ritual, he pressed his ft again towards the tatami, “like a bull”, and executed it along with his traditional solvency, “putting the heart” and bordering on technical perfection. Subsequent, Kiyuna opted for the Ohan Dai, acquiring a really excessive rating (20.02 within the technical half and eight.70 within the bodily half).
The Buenos Aires-born Malagueo, who stop his job as an engineer to pursue his dream, had proven his solvency within the qualifying spherical. He handed as first of the group, very excellent from the remaining, after the primary two makes an attempt (27.34 common grade).
Then, within the second of fact of the third, he selected the Anan Dai -the identical as his two rivals, ought to surpass the 26.44 of the American Ariel Torres-, and executed it along with his traditional plasticity, placing, as he likes to say, “the heart” on the Budokan tatami. I break with pleasure, within the embrace with the guru Jess del MoraHe, after realizing his mark (27,28), went straight to the ultimate. “I want gold, I’m going to fight for it. Not many karateka can say they have a medal, and I already have it,” Damin had warned.
World champion in 2014, six instances European champion and primary within the rating, at 37, Damin couldn’t defeat his nice rival, native idol Kiyuna, 4 instances world champion.
It’s the 14th medal of the Spanish delegation in Tokyo 2020.