Adriana Cerezo, the last “jewel” of Spanish taekwondo – CVBJ

12/21/2021 at 8:00 p.m. CET

Adriana cerezo She is a precocious talented Spanish taekwondo player and also its youngest and best ambassador. At the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, he qualified for the grand final after knocking out some of the big favorites and winning silver in the -49 kg category. with only 17 years old. Without ever neglecting her studies (she has just passed the selectivity with flying colors and dreams of being a biologist), the Madrilenian has worked very hard to reach the top. And without ever losing his characteristic smile.

To the rhythm of vertigo

Encouraged by her grandfather, who is the one who enrolled her in a gym to start taekwondo at the age of four, Adriana overcame challenges in haste until he achieved Olympic success as a minor. In 2020 he made his debut in the absolute category; in April 2021, she was crowned European champion in Sofia and in May, she had to get her ticket to Tokyo during the pre-Olympics. The previous step to a meeting that dedicated him to the international market.

In his early days he beat the Serbian Tijana Bogdanovic, world number two and silver at Rio 2016, to do the same later with the Chinese legend Jingyu wu, gold medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. In the semifinals, his “victim” was the Turk Rukiye Yildirim, obtain a historic medal for the Spanish delegation. Certified silver, Thai Panipak Wongpattanakit, world number one, ended the dream of Adriana and deprived her of gold. But the young man from Madrid has a brilliant career ahead of her and with her, new opportunities for the future Games.

This girl who grew up watching movies Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee He is now a star, with innate qualities for taekwondo, a moving personality and an undeniable charisma.

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