Cynthia Rahming scored valuable Olympic qualification points over the weekend at the Santo Domingo Pan American Open in Santo Domingo.
Rahming competed in the under 57-kilogram (kg) class and finished fifth overall in the division. She defeated athletes from the Dominican Republic and Canada, before losing in the medal rounds.
She was coached by Omri Kelly, a level one graduate of the International Judo Federation (IJF) academy. Rahming’s fifth-place finish was the best result ever by a Bahamian athlete in senior judo competition of this level.
“We are pleased with Cynthia’s development and results,” said Head Coach Oneysin Portorreal Pons, who prepared Cynthia and coach Omri for the competition.
“We fixed a major whole in Cynthia’s game after the CAC games, which enabled this victory. We are expecting many more results to come.”
Cynthia will fight next at the Grand Prix in Cancun, Mexico.