Tokyo 2020 | Karate
His rival will be the great local star, Ryo Kiyuna
Spain secures a new medal at these Olympic Games in Tokyo. Damián Quintero has achieved a pass to the final in karate and will fight for gold at around 12.50 pm. The Spanish has signed an impeccable performance and has gone first at all times. “I felt super good on the tatami,” said the Malaga player after qualifying. Quintero will try to emulate Sara Álvarez, who yesterday was proclaimed Olympic champion in this same specialty, which opens at these Tokyo Games.
His rival will be the great local star, Ryo Kiyuna. The Japanese karateka comes from winning two consecutive World Cups and winning 27 of his last 28 kata, “but in 2018 I beat him,” says Quintero, recalling that it was precisely he who managed to defeat him. “Let’s see if we repeat and win,” he stressed.