Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 9 August 2019


The karateka Ingrid Aranda and the women’s trio won the bronze after placing second in their group and after the Costa Rica lost by walkover.


Once again, karate brought glory to Peruvian sport in an unforgettable afternoon at Villa El Salvador Sports Center.  The fans at the Lima Sur precinct celebrated every routine performed by the Peruvian athletes. Ingrid Aranda defeated the Brazilian Nicole Mota and won the bronze medal, and the women’s team formed by Saida Salcedo, Sol Romaní and Andrea Almarza.

As soon as the competition ended on the tatami, Aranda raised her hands, with an amazing expression of joy on her face and ran to stand to hug her mother. The seven judges gave her the victory before a standing ovation from the crowd.

Likewise, before the individual bout, it was reported that the Costa Rican delegation would not compete and was disqualified. The Peruvian team placed second in its group and had no rival for the bronze medal match.