Judoka dedicates bronze medal and provokes companies that denied sponsorship – Prime Time Zone


On the podium in Tokyo, Jorge Fonseca said that big brands said he had no capacity to represent them

Reproduction/Instagram/@jorgefonsecaJorge Fonseca secured third place in Tokyo this Thursday, 29, after beating Canadian athlete

After defeating Canadian Shady Elnahas in a dispute for third place in the Tokyo Olympics, this Thursday, the 29th, the Portuguese athlete Jorge Fonseca he dedicated his bronze medal to the brands that refused to sponsor his career in the Judo. According to the athlete, the companies said that he did not have enough capacity to represent them. “I dedicate this medal to Adidas and Puma for saying that I was not capable of being their representative. I’ve already shown that I’m two-time world champion, third in the Olympics, what more do I need to be sponsored by Adidas and Puma? I dedicate this medal to them, a big kiss.”

Jorge Fonseca is the first athlete of Portugal to win a medal for the country in Judo in an Olympics. Competing in the under 100kg category, the fighter arrived at the Games of Tokyo 2020 with high expectations for the gold, but lost the semifinal to the South Korean Cho Gul-Ham after suffering a cramp during the dispute. However, Jorge stated that he is already preparing to guarantee better results at the Paris Games, in 2024. “I am a two-time world champion, I work for gold, not bronze. I’m going to work for gold in Paris,” he concluded.