FRED VILLALOBOS OBTAINS BRONZE MEDAL IN JUDO
Para athlete was the only Peruvian in competition.
These were his first Parapan American Games and he will remember them. Fred Villalobos achieved the bronze medal in the category -81kg in judo.
At 28 years old, the judoka defeated the American Nathan Ostergaard by Ippon at the VIDENA Sports Center 2 winning the second medal for Peru.
Months before competing, Fred mentioned that “impairment can be an asset to achieve amazing things”.
In this category, the gold medal was given to Mexican Eduardo Avila, who became the Parapan Americanchampion for the fourth time in a raw. The Judoka had obtained the gold medal in Rio 2007, Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015. He also obtained gold at the Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Paralympics Games.
Gerardo Rodriguez from Cuba obtained the silver medal and Brazilian Harlley Pereira shared the bronze one with Villalobos.
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