Judo champion Cynthia Rahming in Cancun Grand Prix this weekend


FROM LEFT: Coach Amarilis Savon, Taryn Butler and Cynthia Rahming.

BAHAMIAN international judo champion Cynthia Rahming is expected to compete in the Cancun Grand Prix this weekend. The Grand Prix is a world-class international tournament that counts towards the world ranking. Cynthia is currently ranked 190 and needs to climb to No. 18 in order to make the Olympics for 2020.

“I am confident that my game has improved since I last competed, which was a year ago,” Rahming said. “I took some time off to develop the girls’ CARIFTA team. And now it’s back on the circuit for me. It will be a long climb, but with my federation and coaches behind me I know that I can do it. I am grateful to God for this opportunity.”

She is coached by 2003 world champion and three-time Olympic bronze medallist Amarilis Savon. Accompanying her will be CARIFTA champion Taryn Butler, who will attend the international training camp. This is the first time Taryn will compete against the best in the world before entering the tournament circuit. “I’m nervous but excited,” Taryn said. “We have trained hard for this honour.”

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