Jesús Tortosa

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Jesús Tortosa
Personal information
Birth nameJesús Tortosa Cabrera
NationalitySpanish
Born (1997-12-21) 21 December 1997 (age 21)
Madrid, Spain
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Sport
CountrySpain
SportTaekwondo
Event(s)Finweight (54 kg)
College teamIES Ortega y Gasset of Madrid (H.S.)
ClubClub Tortosa Arata
Coached byMarco Carreira, Jesús Tortosa Alameda

Jesús Tortosa Cabrera (born 21 December 1997 in Madrid) is a Spanish taekwondo athlete.

Tortosa first drew attention in March 2014 when he won the gold medal in the under 51 kg division at the World Junior Taekwondo Championships held in Taipei City, Taiwan.[1] In May 2014, Tortosa made his senior debut at the European Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan where he won bronze in the men's finweight (under 54 kg) division.[2]

In June 2015, the 17-year-old boy competed in the inaugural European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Originally a finweight, Tortosa captured the silver medal in the men's 58 kg division.[3] Although he lost to Rui Bragança of Portugal 6-5 in the final,[4] he dominated three-time European champion Levent Tuncat of Germany 17-5 in the semifinals.[5]

In 2016, he won the silver medal in the 2016 European Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament, in Istanbul, Turkey, losing to gold medalist Ron Atias of Israel in the final.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jesús Tortosa toca el oro en el tatami de Taiwán". Avance Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  2. ^ "Jesús Tortosa, bronce en el Europeo de Taekwondo". AS.com (in Spanish). EFE. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  3. ^ "Jesús Tortosa se cuelga la plata en -58 kilos de taekwondo". Yahoo Eurosport ES (in Spanish). EFE. 2015-06-15. Archived from the original on 2015-06-20. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  4. ^ "Juegos Europeos - Jesús Tortosa, en taekwondo, da la octava medalla en Bakú". Yahoo Eurosport ES (in Spanish). EFE. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  5. ^ "Taekwondo-Messi Tuncat holt Bronze". Sport1 (in German). 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  6. ^ Israeli Taekwondo athlete wins Rio Olympics berth

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