Home Sport The ecstasy of karate: Damin Quintero also secures gold or silver

The ecstasy of karate: Damin Quintero also secures gold or silver

The ecstasy of karate: Damin Quintero also secures gold or silver

The malagueo handed as the primary of the group after masterfully executing his three katas. Within the remaining (12.50 pm) they’ll face Ryo Kiyuna, an area legend.

Quintero, throughout certainly one of his katas in Tokyo.ANNEGRET HILSEREUTERS

Karate can be endlessly within the historical past of the Spanish Olympism. In its fleeting presence on the Video games, the martial artwork that was born on Okinawa Island within the fourteenth century will go away two medals, the fierce gold of Sandra Sanchez and the one which Damin Quintero indicators at this time, within the remaining after his first three kata of the morning.

The Buenos Aires-born Malaga native, who give up his job as an engineer to pursue his dream, confirmed 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).

Later, within the second of reality of the third, he selected the Anan Dai – the identical one which his two rivals, needed to surpass the 26.44 of the American Ariel torres– and executed it together with his typical plasticity, placing, as he likes to say, “the heart” on the tatami of the Nippon Budokan. I break with pleasure, within the embrace with the guru Jess del Ethical, after figuring out his notice (27.28), straight to the ultimate.


This afternoon, at midday in Spain (12.50 pm), Quintero will battle for the gold with the native karate fighter, a real legend. Once more, as occurred on Thursday with Sandra, beneath suspicion the seven judges, pressured by the stage. World champion in 2014, six occasions European champion and primary on the planet rating, at 37, Damin could have one other stunning duel with Ryo Kiyuna, 4 occasions world gold, in “hostile territory”.

It’s already the 14th medal of the Spanish delegation in Tokyo 2020.