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Tribute to Telma Monteiro is attended by the President of the Republic

Telma Monteiro, considered athlete of the year for the fifth time in her career, in March this year, will be honored on April 17, within the Europeans of the modality, taking place in Lisbon.

The ceremony has been organized since 2019, the year in which the organization of this event was attributed to Lisbon. Telma Monteiro is “one of the best athletes in the world”, guarantees Jorge Fernandes, president of the Portuguese Judo Federation, who referred to the Lusa agency that the judoka will still receive a “merit medal”.

The Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, and the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, João Paulo Rebelo, will also be present, in addition to the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The European judo athletes from Lisbon will take place from April 16 to 18, where 18 Portuguese judo athletes are competing, including Telma Monteiro, who is fighting for her 15th medal, in her 15th European Championship. The judoka never came out empty-handed with a European, winning the title of champion of Europe five times, in addition to two silver medals and seven bronze.

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