Multi medalist Melissa Mojica continues to be motivated to continue her path to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
The next Mojica on his agenda will be the Grand Slam of Turkey (1-3) at the beginning of April and that same month the Pan American Championship (15-17) to be held in Argentina.
Mojica was active this weekend at the Tel Aviv Grand Slam in Israel, the judoka who competed in the +78 kilograms (kg) finished in fifth place.
“I feel good, but I am not satisfied with the result. We are on the way to analyze the problems and reinforce the virtues. Fifth place gives me good points, it does not assure me of Tokyo at the moment, but it keeps me in the ranking, ”he mentioned to PV MEDIA SPORTS, Mojica who returned to Puerto Rico after the event.
In the fight for third place against the Brazilian, Maria Suelen Atlheman, she was overtaken by Ippon. Atlherman is ranked number 3 in the world. The national judoka performed two Ippon during her participation in the Grand Slam.
Mojica is ranked 23rd in the ranking of the Olympic classification in its category. “I am well motivated to continue trying day by day to qualify for the Olympic Games. I’ll keep working hard, ”said the two-time Olympian.