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Ketleyn Quadros enjoys a home Grand Slam
7 Oct 2019 08:25
Ketleyn Quadros vs Edwige Gwend is one of the interesting contests on day two of the Grand Slam in Brasilia. Two experienced fighters trying to make their mark in Brazil. Brazilian team mainstay Ketleyn Quadros, is leading the race in U63kg for her country 11 years after she medalled at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
The veteran will be under further scrutiny after the recent return of Rio 2016 Olympian Mariana Silva. Quadros earned a silver medal at the Budapest Grand Prix in July but still has work to if she wishes to return to the Olympic stage as she is only ranked number 31 in the world.
Italian Gwend has been usurped by European Games bronze medallist and Tel Aviv Grand Prix winner Maria Centracchio as she has not claimed IJF honours since March 2018.
The world number 27 needs to make a dent in her on the IJF World Judo Tour to revive her Olympic ambitions but still has time on her side. Brasilia will be a crucial event as both of Italy’s U63kg contenders are here and are anxious to stamp their name on proceedings in Brazil.
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