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Brazilians traditionally strong at Military Judo World Championship

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In other events, Korean Ryu Seung Hwan won the gold in the 66kg category, Brazilian Williams de Sousa earned the silver, and Russian Ivan Petrov and French Jolan Florimont both secured bronze medals.For the 57kg category, Brazilian Jessica Lima claimed the gold, Russian Nova Kakhrama won the silver, and French Lou Lemire and Dominican Ana Rosa García shared the bronze.The first day of the 41st Military Judo World Championship, held in the Dominican Republic with the support of the Ministry of Defense, the Sports Circle of the Armed Forces and National Police, and the oversight of the International Military Sports Council, resulted in three bronze medals for Dominican competitors.In the 60kg category, Russian Simeonidis claimed the gold, Fradj Dho won the silver, and Korean athletes Kim Hwasu and Chun Seonwoo both received bronze medals.In the 52kg category, Dominican Coral Velázquez Paulino achieved the bronze, which she shared with Chile’s Maria Martínez. Yamil Rodríguez de Lima won the gold, and Leonie González from France took the silver.Countries participating in the championship include Colombia, France, Russia, South Africa, Chile, Slovakia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Korea, Brazil, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy, Iran, Peru, Netherlands, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Palestine, and the host country, the Dominican Republic.The championship is supported by the Ministry of Defense, organized by the Sports Circle of the Armed Forces and National Police, and overseen by the International Military Sports Council. The event commenced on Monday, 24th, with the arrival of participating delegations. Official competitions began on Friday, 28th, at 2:00 PM at the mentioned Pavilion.In the U48kg category, Estefania Soriano won a bronze medal, with French athlete Laura Espadinha taking the gold and Lois Petit from Belgium securing the silver. Brazilian Amanda Ferreira de Lima also tied with Soriano for the bronze.French Gaetane Deberdt, Russian Valentina Ostapets, and Belgian Alessia Corrao won gold, silver, and bronze, respectively, in the 63kg category.

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