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Lima 2019: Peru's Villalobos gets bronze in Para Judo

Photo: Lima 2019

Photo: Lima 2019

12:23 | Lima, Aug. 25.

Peruvian Fred Villalobos received a bronze medal in Para Judo's Men's -81 Kg category at Lima 2019 Parapan American Games on Sunday.

Months before competing, Villalobos had pointed out that "disability can be a plus to achieve incredible things."

In this category, the gold medal went to Mexican Eduardo Avila, who is now a fourth-consecutive-time Parapan American champion.

The Judoca had obtained golden medals in Rio 2007, Guadalajara 2011, and Toronto 2015. In addition, he had claimed gold at 2008 Beijing and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Cuban Gerardo Rodriguez obtained the silver one, and Brazilian Harlley Pereira shared the bronze with Villalobos.

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Published: 8/25/2019
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