Team BC Judo added two silver medals to their opening day count at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. The lightweight division finals held a full day of competition. Two female competitors from BC ended the day on the podium.
Kimiko Kamstra (Prince George) lost in the gold medal final by submission to Evelyn Beaton (AB) in the -44kg weight category. Kamstra takes home the Silver medal at these 2019 Canada Winter Games after having to fight a full day of pool matches to secure her place in the final.
Klavdia Danilkov (Vancouver) was defeated by Emilia Tesanovic (AB) in the -48kg weight category following her own day of competition. Danilkov earned the silver medal. Danilkov was defeated by submission.
Gabriela De Sousa, Female Coach of Team BC Judo discussed the girls finish today.
“Both the girls did really well today. They had strong gripping, strong technique. While they both came here looking for gold, they should be proud of their podium finish at the Canada Winter Games”
The Team Competition will take place on Friday, giving all Team BC athletes the additional opportunity to face the competitors they fought today.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to go for gold in the Team Competition later this week. It will give the girls another opportunity to face these athletes again.”
Judo competition resumes today with the heavy weight divisions individual finals.