Dozens of people gathered this Friday afternoon at the Alcobendas Town Hall to cry out against the injustice committed with the taekwondist Jesús Tortosa, who will not go to the Tokyo Olympics due to disagreements with the federation, despite being number two in the world ranking.
Tortosa, double European runner-up and world bronze, was not included in the Spanish Olympic delegation after his father supported another candidate for the presidency of the aforementioned federation, which has led him to start a campaign to publicize his case and try to overcome injustice while the highest national taekwondo body maintains silence.
“I am very proud. You have bravely denounced injustice publicly without fear of this system. I am surrounded by dignified people and with values that do not give up. We are here claiming what is ours, Being the number two in the world ranking and the fourth Olympian makes me worthy of being in these Olympic Games and it is what we will fight to the end. We will achieve it together, “said Tortosa in his speech to the people who attended the rally.
The athlete hopes that the appeal presented to the Higher Sports Council will be resolved in a favorable way for him, having won the Olympic place for sports merits.
Tortosa also sent an exclusive message through 20minutos.es, in which he also thanks the support of all those who consider his case an injustice and is happy to start making noise with his story.
The exclusion of Jesus Tortosa (Madrid, December 21, 1997) of the Spanish Olympic team by the Royal Spanish Federation of Taekwondo It has been one of the most shocking news in recent weeks, in the countdown to the Tokyo Games. The world number two and fourth in the Olympic rankings was one of the clearest medal options for Spain, but to this day, he will not defend his country this summer.
Tortosa, in addition to its recent victory in the Spanish Championship, has achieved extensive track records at just 23 years old. Bronze at the 2014 European Championships, Bronze at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Silver at the 2015 European Games, Olympic Diploma at Rio 2016 on his debut at an Olympic Games, Silver at the 2016 European Games, Bronze at the 2017 World Cup and in 2018 a silver in the European Championship.