The controversial exclusion of Jesús Tortosa, the great option of Spanish taekwondo in Tokyo: "It's a purge"

The taekwondo player, number 2 in the world ranking, will not attend the Games. In his place, the Federation has chosen Adrin Vicente. He denounces reprisals against his father from the president: “They have taken my place and they have given it to them”

Jess Tortosa, with his parents, in their training gym.ANTONIO HEREDIA

At 18 he was one step away from the Olympic medal. Five later, the pandemic delayed everything, Jess Tortosa, that lanky Madrilenian who thrilled Spain from Rio, looked at Tokyo with the ambition of experience, of exhaustive preparation for an appointment that was something more for him and his entire family, pure Spanish taekwondo tradition. And, suddenly, two months before the Games, the stick. “I’m devastated. Without warning, without being able to wait,” laments the son. “We are screwed

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