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Quintero will fight for bronze on his return to Moscow

The Spanish women’s kata team made up of Lidia Rodríguez, Raquel Roy and María López has qualified this Saturday for the final of the Moscow Premier League, while in individual men’s kata the Olympic runner-up Damián Quintero will opt for the bronze medal. Italy will be the rival of the women’s team, the same will happen in the men’s competition, whose qualifying rounds were played on Friday. Rodríguez, Roy and López prevailed in their group with the 24.22 points that the ‘papuren’ kata gave them. Italy obtained 24.32 with ‘ohan dai’.

On his return to top competition after his Olympic success at Tokyo 2020, Damien Quintero he won his first groups (26.4 with ‘kururunfa’) and second round (26.12 with ‘ohan dai’). In the third, his 25.6 points with ‘anan dai’ were surpassed by the 25.92 of the Japanese Sakichi Abe with ‘ohan dai’, who went on to the final. In the other group, it was also the Japanese Kakeru Nishiyama who qualified for the fight for gold thanks to the 25.8 points of his ‘papuren’. The third, the American Ariel Torres, Olympic bronze, will be Quintero’s rival for the Moscow bronze.

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