Grand Prix Portugal

Jan 28, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022 |


The 2022 International Judo Federation World Tour kicked off in Almada, Portugal, this past weekend at the Grand Prix Portugal 2022 and two American Judokas started off their seasons very strong.

A delegation of nine USA Judo representatives competed under coach and two-time Olympian, Colton Brown.

L.A. Smith III won a bronze medal in the -100kg category after beating Adil Karimili from Azerbaijan (AZE). Previous wins were against Ailton Cardosa (POR), Joris Agbegneneou (FRA), Jorge Fonseca (POR) to earn his way to the bronze medal match. See competition at IJF.org.

Junior athlete, Christian Konoval, (100+kg) also had a respectable finish for Team USA by placing 5th in this weekend’s tournament. He had three wins in the bracket against Imran Yusifov (AZE), Minjong Kim (KOR) and Guerman Andreev (FRA). See competition at IJF.org.

USA Judo’s full roster for the Grand Prix Portugal 2022 was as follows:

MEN

-66kg
Ari Berliner


-73kg
Jack Yonezuka


-81kg
Kell Berliner


-81kg
Nicolas Yonezuka


-90kg
John Jayne


-100kg
L.A. Smith III


+100kg
Christian Konoval


WOMEN

-63kg
Hannah Martin


-70kg
Nicole Stout



 

The next stop on the IJF World Tour is the Paris Grand Slam 2022 this coming weekend, February 5-6, featuring 57 countries and 324 competitors. Scheduled to represent USA Judo are the following athletes.

MEN

-66kg
Ari Berliner


-66kg
Isaiah Ramirez


-73kg
Jack Yonezuka


-81kg
Kell Berliner


-81kg
Nicolas Yonezuka


WOMEN

-52kg
Angelica Delgado


-57kg
Mariah Holguin


-70kg
Nicole Stout


-70kg
Chantal Wright


+78kg
Mackenzie Williams




SEE ALL RESULTS at IJF.ORG