Judo: Olympic champion Sarah Menezes to coach women’s team

Judo: Olympic champion Sarah Menezes to coach women's team

The 2012 London Games (United Kingdom) gold medalist, Sara Menezes will coach the women’s judo team during the Olympic cycle in Paris (France). The Brazilian Confederation of Modality (CBJ) made this announcement on Monday (13th). The presentation will take place on Tuesday (14) at the inauguration of the Selective in Pindamonhangaba (SP) which will define the 2022 national team.

Sarah retired from Matt at the end of 2020 after announcing she was pregnant – their daughter Nina was born in May of this year. The 31-year-old Piaui native (15 of them in the main selection) and who also competed in the Beijing (China) Olympics in 2008 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the technical coordinator will be Andrea Bertie, who was responsible for the junior team and that of 1992 respectively. And in 1996 were at the Games in Barcelona (Spain) and Atlanta (United States).

The men’s team will be coached by Antonio Carlos Pereira, better known as Kiko, who revealed two-time world champion Joo Deraly and Olympic medalists Myra Aguirre (also bi-world) and Daniel Carganin. He will replace Japan’s Yuko Fujii, who will be the team’s technical coordinator.

Coaches Luiz Shinohara, Mario Tsutsui and Rosikliya Campos leave the selection. The trio led the responsible generation to win 14 Olympics and 48 medals at the World Cup and will also be honored at select inaugurations this Tuesday.

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