The Uruguayan Mikael Apramián it fell in its premiere at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The judoka participated in the category of up to 81 kgs and, after drawing the first round through the draw, he faced in the 16th final against the Swede Robin Pacek.
After a very balanced fight, the duel was defined in a “golden score” (tiebreaker) and in that instance, the European won by ippon to qualify for the round of 16.
Aprahamián, 33 years old and number 82 in the world ranking, had his first experience at the Olympic Games, and despite the defeat, he managed to leave the competition with his head held high.
Pacek, who left the Uruguayan judoka on the way, will face Mathias Casse from Belgium, No. 1 in the ranking, in the next round.