Alexandra Grande Risco truly is grand when she defends the colors of Peru. The 27-year-old karateka can’t seem to stop winning abroad, and yesterday she put the Peruvian flag on the podium as she won the first place in the Premier League 2017, the fifth occurrence of the world series of Karate.
It is the fourth year that Grande has won a medal in the circuit. Always competing in the 61 kg or less division, she managed to win the bronze medal in Australia (2014) and Brazil (2015). Last year, she finally obtained the gold medal in the finals of Salzburg, Austria.
Alexandra Grande is one Peru’s secret weapons for Lima’s upcoming Pan-American Games in 2019. In the last Pan American Games, she obtained the silver medal in Guadalajara (2011) and won the gold in Toronto 2015.
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