Jose Mourinho Happy as Cancer Survivor Jose Fonseca Wins 1st Medal for Portugal in Tokyo

Jose Mourinho Happy as Cancer Survivor Jose Fonseca Wins 1st Medal for Portugal in Tokyo

  • Jose Mourinho watched his countryman Jorge Fonseca win a bronze medal at this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games
  • The 28-year-old defeated opposition from Canada Shady El Nahas to make the podium in the 100kg men's Judo event
  • Mourinho watched with two other men who look like members of his backroom staff as they prepare for Serie A kickoff next month

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New Roma boss Jose Mourinho was delighted to watch countryman Jorge Fonseca win a bronze medal for Portugal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer.

The two-time world champion defeated Canadian Judoka Shady El Nahas in the men's 100-kilogram judo event to clinch the prize.

Fonseca's triumph was celebrated as it gives so much hope after the 28-year-old conquered cancer of the lymphatic system. The martial artist was diagnosed with the ailment about six years ago.

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Jorge Fonseca celebrating his Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer after beating Shady El Nahas. Image: Franck Fife/AFP
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CBC.ca reports that the match was elongated with the 23-year-old trying hard to stop the Portuguese from scoring as many points from takedowns in the encounter.

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But, with less than 40 seconds left to fight, Fonseca managed to get El Nahas on an O goshi – a large hip throw – for a waza-ari, or points awarded from a throw of an opponent with control and accuracy, to pick up the first score of the match.

With fatigue kicking in, along with a sense of urgency, El Nahas ended up unable to get Fonseca to the mat despite a valiant effort.

What Jose Mourinho said about his countryman

Meanwhile, the former Chelsea and Manchester United handler couldn't contain his joy after expressing his excitement in his official Instagram page, saying:

"Ganda Fonseca Ganda Tuga @jorgefonsca PROUD OF YOU."

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The 58-year-old will kick off his Serie A campaign in charge of the Roma against Fiorentina on August 22.

Mzansi celebrates as Tatjana Schoenmaker bagged a silver medal

Briefly News previously reported that South Africans are delighted as they celebrate Tatjana Schoenmaker who set an Olympic record at the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Mzansi swimmer bagged a silver medal in the breaststroke and has made the country really proud.

Many of her followers and many in the sporting fraternity are now sending their messages of support. Schoenmaker, 24, also made history on Tuesday to become the first female swimmer from Mzansi to claim an Olympic medal since Penny Heyns' bronze at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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