Super silver at Panamerican Senior Championships in Mexico moves Team Bath Judo’s Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz closer to Tokyo Olympics
Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz recorded the best result of her international career to date – and gained more all-important Tokyo Olympic qualification points – when she won silver at the Panamerican Senior Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico this morning.
Awiti-Alcaraz, a University of Bath Sports Performance alumna and member of the High Performance Judo squad at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, had been a doubt for the championships with a shoulder injury.
However, she was able to take her place on the mat and performed brilliantly to reach the final of the women’s -63kg category, where she was edged out by Brazil’s Ketleyn Quadros in a closely-fought contest.
Awiti-Alcaraz, who represents Mexico, went into the Panamerican Championships ranked 32nd in the world and in position to secure a continental qualification place for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
She has two more opportunities to strengthen her grip on that place coming up – the Kazan Grand Slam in Russia in May and June’s World Championships in Hungary.