Nelson Fortes Lima, TAP's pilot, won the gold medal at the 8th Portuguese Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which took place in Lisbon on April 7th. Fortes Lima became national champion in the Master 2/White/Heavy Band category, and Paulo Horta, also pilot of the Airline, received the silver medal in the same category.
Paulo Horta (left) receives the silver medal, applauded by Nelson Fortes Lima.
Fortes Lima wins his third title in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which he has been practicing for nine months, having seven years of Japanese jiu-jitsu practice which, in addition to ground fighting, also includes foot fighting and the use of weapons.
Nelson is no stranger to winning (he was once a national karate champion), but believes that these recognitions are gratifying, and highlighted to What’s|UP the importance of the sports practice for physical and mental well-being. "In the long haul, we make flights of long duration. To rectify tiredness, especially the psychological one, it is essential to do sports, allied to a good nutrition ", emphasis the national champion.
Nelson Fortes Lima with Carlos Prates, national champion in the category Master 1/White/Light Band.