Hortense Mballa Atangana has fallen alongside Cameroon's hopes of a medal goes with her. Considered as the only chance for her country to collect a medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the four-time African champion of judo +78 kg was beaten in the round of 16, this Friday, July 30.
The executioner of the Cameroonian is called Sayit Kayra. Hortense Mballa Atangana has practically avoided the fight against the European champion in title. The Lioness also received a shido for non-combativity against the Turkish.
The adventure in Tokyo is therefore over for Mballa Atangana. She is the sixth athlete among the 12 who make up the Cameroonian delegation to be eliminated. The first to leave was Sarah Hanffou, who was beaten from the start in table tennis. Then the trio of boxers Wilfried Seyi, Maxime Njieyo and Albert Mengue Ayissi followed. And finally, the judoka Arrey Sophina, beaten in her first outing in the round of 16 in the under 70 kg.
There are only six Cameroonians left in the race for a medal at the Tokyo 2020 games.