19:03 | Guadalajara (Spain), Feb. 12.
Peruvian karateka Alexandra Grande secured the fifth spot at Karate 1-Series A Guadalajara 2018 —the second tournament of the season.
The event took place February 9-11 in Guadalajara, Spain and is one of the four tournaments in which competitors can earn ranking points this year.
The 28-year-old won four of six bouts at the competition.
She defeated Taipei's Weining Hsu (3-0) in the first round, and Brazil's Erica Santos (2-0) in the second one.
In the next two rounds, the Peruvian edged out Mexico's Xhunashi Caballero (2-0) as well as Sweden's Anna-Johanna Nilsson (1-0).
However, she was defeated by Dominican Republic's Karina Diaz (4-3), failing to reach the semifinals.
lost to Tunisia's Hasnaoui Boutheina (3-0) in the repechage pool, thus ending fifth.
It must be noted other five national athletes participated in the competition. They fought in the kata and kumite categories.