Melissa Mojica Judoka

Melissa Mojica

Melissa Mojica

  • Country:Puerto Rico
  • Born:29 December 1983 (35 years)
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Puerto Rican judoka Melissa Mojica won the Panam Championships in 2008 and 12 continental medals. Mojica won World Cup medals in San Salvador, Buenos Aires and Montevideo and collected 14 World Cup medals. She won PanAm Open silver in Buenos Aires in 2016. She won silver at the Grand Prix in Samsun. She clinched a bronze medal at the Pan American Championship in 2019 in Lima. She took gold at the Pan American Open in Quito in 2019. She took a bronze medal at the Grand Prix in Montreal.
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Sarah Asahina takes expected Grand Prix gold

8 Jul 2019 00:55

For many years, Japan has had a strong tradition in the +78kg category and World Champion Asahina Sarah (JPN) was definitely the main favorite in Montreal. No one could oppose her during the playoffs of the competition. In the final she was opposed to Raz Hershko (ISR). Read more

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Idalys Ortiz still in shape after four years of top judo

15 May 2016 17:05

Cuban Olympic champion Idalys Ortiz prepared to defend her title this summer by taking a confidence boosting win in the women’s heavyweight category. World number two Ortiz, 26, who was possibly wearing her gold backpatch as the London 2012 winner for the final time, defeated European champion Kayra Sayit (TUR) on shido penalties in a tentative final. Read more

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Kim wins title at best Puerto Rican judo weekend ever

3 Apr 2016 20:15

Top seeded and world number 8, Svitlana Iaromka (UKR) had a perfect start of the Grand Prix in Samsun until she was defeated by the Korean Kim Ji-Youn in the semi-final. The last win for Kim on the occasion of a Grand Prix was in 2014 (Jeju). In the final she was opposed to the surprise of the day, Melissa Mojica (PUR), who was coached by Jessica Garcia, who we interviewed yesterday as she just finished the first level of the IJF Academy. Read more

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Beka Gviniashvili realises speed qualification in Samsun

3 Apr 2016 13:25

What a day for Beka Gviniashvili, in his new category he gets better every day and he qualified for the final U100kg at the Grand Slam in Samsun. The Georgian powerhouse impressed with a huge victory over World number one Elmar Gasimov (AZE). British Benjamin Fletcher followed and UAE top judoka Ivan Remarenco, World bronze medallist in 2014 in the semi-final. Read more

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Beka Gviniashvili successfully continues road to Rio in Buenos Aires

13 Mar 2016 22:30

Beka Gviniashvili added another victory in his new weight class U100kg. At the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires he took the gold in the final against Grigori Minaskin of Estonia, who’s in a good shape as well lately, but Beka cannot be stopped in his quest to qualify for the Olympic Games. In three weeks time he jumped from 76, to 55 to 44 this week. Read more

Result City Date
3Montreal5 Jul
1Quito16 Jun
1Panama City26 May
3Lima27 Apr
1Santo Domingo2018

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