On November 1, judoka Mireia Lapuerta was proclaimed the European Under 23 champion, in the championship held in Russia. This is their fifth continental medal, and the second this season. At the age of 20, Lapuerta is already the Spanish judoka with the most European Cup medals in history. After Russia, Lapuerta played its first Grand Slam, in Japan, where it finished in a deserved fifth place.
11 national medals, 5 of them gold. 20 medals in European cups, also with 5 golds. This is only part of Mireia Lapuerta's record. Of all the titles won, Mireia highlights the gold she won three years ago at the European Under 18. Championship. She has spent a month and a half away from home participating in various competitions and returned with one more medal and one promotion in the world ranking. Lapuerta has been proclaimed runner-up of Europe Under 23, in Russia on November 1. And from Russia to Japan: three weeks training with the national team and first participation in a Grand Slam. Fifth position reached on November 22, it moved up to the 45th place in the absolute world rankings, while still in the junior category. Mireia Lapuerta competes in the category under 48 kilos. Gold was won last summer at the Prague Under 21 European Cup and bronze at Berlin. Two titles he values especially after coming out of an injury. The young woman from Masnou is currently the fourth judoka in the world Under 21 ranking in 2019.This year she has not won a medal at the World Cup, but she will try again.