Best result yet for alumna Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as jubilant judoka wins her first Grand Slam medal in Uzbekistan

06 March 2023

University of Bath alumna Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz says she is hungry for more success after winning the first Grand Slam medal of her judo career by claiming a superb silver in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The Tokyo Olympian, who represents Mexico, was in fantastic form in the -63kg weight division as she overcame home favourite Marjona Nurulloeva, Brazil’s Gabriella Moraes and Hannah Martin of the United States on her way to the semi-finals.

Awiti-Alcaraz, who studied Sports Performance and still trains at Team Bath when in the UK, ensured she would go home with a medal as she defeated Slovenia’s Andreja Leski in just over 90 seconds.

Reigning World Champion Megumi Horikawa of Japan proved too strong in the final but Awiti-Alcaraz was delighted to come away with the best result of her career to date.

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Picture credit: IJF/Tamara Kulumbegashvili

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