Unfortunately, Brazilian Maria Solin Althman suffered the injury, as she was defeated by Frenchman Romain Deco to Ipponne in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the over-78kg weight class and was eliminated from the rest of the competition. The French got the hit and landed on the Brazilian, who couldn’t get up. The doctors’ entry was necessary, as Soso was experiencing severe pain in his left knee. She had to be removed on a stretcher, she was sent to the hospital for examinations and would not return for resuming.
SporTV Olympics commentator, judoka Leandro Guilhero, said he had spoken with Maria Swellin and conveyed the information that there was a suspicion of patellar tendon rupture.
Maria Solen Alteman cries as she is pulled on a stretcher at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Maria Solen Alteman falls off a stretcher on the carpet after injuring her knee in the over-78kg judo quarter-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Photo: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
– Maria Solin Alteman injured her left knee during the quarter-final match against Roman Deco and after an evaluation by the team’s medical department, she will not be able to fight in the replay. She will have shooting exams on Friday, the 30th, in Tokyo – the Brazilian Judo Federation (CBJ) has reported.
Depending on the test results, Maria Solen Alteman could still represent Brazil in the team feud. The event fights between teams will be on Saturday. If judo does not have conditions, it will be replaced by Mayra Aguiar.
Maria Solen Alteman on the floor feels pain in her left knee in the quarter-finals of the over 78 kg judo category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Photo: REUTERS / Sergio Pérez
Maria Solin at her third Olympics. In London 2012 it was fifth, while in Rio 2016 it was ninth. At the World Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary, in June, she won a bronze medal. At the 2018 and 2019 World Cups, she was fifth.
This is the last day of the men’s individual judo competition. In the previous categories, Brazil won two bronzes, with Daniel Cargnine (under 66 kg) and Mayra Aguiar (under 78 kg).
Maria Solen Althman holds the arm of the Brazilian national team doctor after sustaining an injury at the Tokyo Olympics – Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
in the first show, The Brazilian went via the Slovenian Annamarie Velencic. After two minutes of fighting, Maria Solin got a good grip and knocked the Slovenian to the ground. The rulers gave nothing and the fight continued in a draw. One minute before the end, Annamari was penalized for kicking the Brazilian in the leg, while making an attack. Later, the Slovenian was disqualified for forcibly taking her head while her Brazilian grip was high, which is prohibited in the sport.
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