Pan American Judo Championships 2021

The European Judo Championships and the Pan American Judo Championships both took place this weekend but with quite different flavors. Twelve different countries split the 14 gold medals available at the European event with Kosovo and Turkey the only nations to grab two golds while France had the most total medals with eight. Host country Portugal captured four overall medals including Telma Monteiro's gold in the women's 57 kg category.

Meanwhile, the Pan American tournament was thoroughly dominated by Brazil. Lead by two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rafael Silva, who won the men's heavyweight division, Brazil took home 7 of the 14 golds and owned the total count with 14 overall medals. Host country Mexico nabbed six medals but no golds while the United States earned seven medals but also couldn't bring home any gold.

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