Thursday, April 25, 2024

Judoka glad for extra time to prepare


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Postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games until next year is bittersweet for Barbados’ top judoka Asa Weithers.

The 25-year-old Weithers was among Barbados’ Olympic Games hopefuls, looking to qualify for the July 24 to August 9 event in Japan before the postponement because of the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  asa-weithers-head

He began his Olympic journey last April with great success by improving his ranking from 400 to 194.

Weithers, who was starting to make strides in the sport, said he now has more time to prepare for the qualifying period. (RG)

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