Maria Portela Judoka

Maria Portela

Maria Portela

  • Country:Brazil
  • Born:14 January 1988 (31 years)
  • Popularity
Former World #2 U70kg Maria Portela competed at World Championships and Olympic Games. She won the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg in 2018. She won the Grand Slam in Moscow in 2012, Grand Prix Abu Dhabi in 2012 and PanAm Open. She was PanAm Champion in 2012 and won various continental medals. In 2016 Portela won bronze in Havana U70kg and silver at Grand Prix Baku and silver at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi in 2016. She took gold at the IJF Masters in St. Petersburg in 2017 and Tbilisi Grand Prix.
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Canadians strike at second day in Lima

27 Apr 2019 06:10

The Canadian team had an incredible day at the Pan American Championships in Lima (Peru), where they won a total of six medals on Friday: two gold, two silver and two bronze. Read more

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Elisavet Teltsidou breaks through all barriers

6 Apr 2019 18:10

Elisavet Teltsidou of Greece won her first IJF World Judo Tour final with a major upset over former world number one Maria Portela (BRA) at the Grand Prix of Antalya. Marrakech Grand Prix bronze medallist Teltsidou, who was buoyed from her seventh-place in Tbilisi a week ago, delivered gold for Greece with a sensational hip throw for ippon and her country’s second medal on day two in Turkey. Read more

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World number one Marie-Eve Gahie unstoppable for France

16 Mar 2019 14:50

Top-ranked Marie Eve Gahie of France doubled her golden medal tally on the Grand Slam stage by defeating former world number one Maria Portela of Brazil in the U70kg final of the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg. Read more

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Preview women U70kg: Yoko Ono is the one to beat

23 Sep 2018 22:15

The World Championships proceed with day four in Baku. The women U70kg division have two strong Japanese in the line-up and some people are convinced that it will deliver a fifth gold medal. This division in a clash between Asian, Pan America and Europe and it looks the continents are clustered together in pools. Read more

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Maria Portela again strong in Russia and back as world number one

18 Mar 2018 15:30

World number two Maria Portela of Brazil powered to victory in Russia to take over the world number one spot at U70kg for the first time in her career which is thriving of late. Portela, 30, won on the Grand Slam stage before in Moscow, Russia, in 2012 and is something of a Russia specialist having won the Masters in St. Petersburg in December. Read more

Result City Date
5Budapest13 Jul
2Lima26 Apr
2Antalya5 Apr
2Ekaterinburg16 Mar
7Osaka2018

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