IBSA Pan American Championship
Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 11, 2020 |
2020 Paralympic Qualification Coming into Focus for USA Judo following
IBSA Pan American Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
With the conclusion of the IBSA Pan American Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this year’s Paralympic Games qualification is starting to come more into focus.
Led by Liana Mutia’s (Chicago, Ill.) gold medal in the women’s under 63 kg weight class and Ben Goodrich’s (Colorado Springs, Colo.) silver medal in the men’s under 100 kg division, eight of the fourteen USA Judo visually impaired athletes brought home medals from the continental championship event. Bronze medalists included Katie Davis (Sacramento, Calif.; +70kg) on the women’s side and Robert Tanaka (Denver, Colo.; -66kg), Adnan Gutic (St. Louis, Mo.; -81kg), Ricky Ties (Rochester, Minn./Colorado Springs, Colo.; -90kg), Robert Anderson (Bolingbrook, Ill.; +100kg) and Trey Lampkin (Toledo, Ohio; +100 kg) for the men.
“I am very happy with our performance,” Head Coach Scott Moore said. “Everyone competed well and many of our players earned important qualifying points for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Now we just need to continue working hard and prepare for the final two qualifying events in England and Azerbaijan in April and May.
Qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic Games this summer in Tokyo, Japan is based on an international point system. The 2020 IBSA Pan American Championships in Montreal was an essential event for many USA Judo visually impaired players. With two qualifying events remaining, Goodrich leads a strong contingent of USA Judo athletes working to earn their Paralympic slot.
Complete results and bout sheets are available at https://judocanada.live/results/IBSA2020/index.html