Despite the pandemic period that greatly affected sports in general, it is fair to say that many were the modalities with surprising results for Portugal, despite all the training restrictions and others that athletes faced, clearly signaling the spirit of resistance that sports bring about.
Welshman Elfyn Evans (Toyota) is the winner of the 54th edition of the Portugal Rally, which ended in the early afternoon of this past Sunday, May 23, in Fafe.
The 2020/21 Champions League final, which will be played at Estádio do Dragão, in Porto, on May 29, will be the 12th decisive battle of a European football competition taking place in Portugal.
The Portuguese judoka, Telma Monteiro, became European champion on April 15 and won her 15th medal in 15 Europeans. At the age of 35, Telma reinforces her status as the most awarded athlete, holding more than a third (15 of the 35) of all Portuguese judo medals.
If 2020 was an unprecedented year for the world in general, and for sport in particular, 2021 is no less challenging: in-between states of emergency in several countries, testing and vaccination of athletes, mass public testing, and pilot tests of sports events with an audience, sports is coming back, step by step.