Havana, April 22 (ACN) Today, Cuba won three golds and one bronze at the start of the Pan American Open Judo Championships, with a stage at Casa del Judo, located in the volleyball pavilion of the Santo Domingo Olympic Center, Dominican Republic.
According to the International Martial Arts Federation website www.ijf.org, the Cubans who have climbed to the top of the podium are Arnaes Odelín, at 57 kg (kg), Maylín del Toro (63 kg) and Orlando Polanco (66 kg), with Zamaret Gregorio achieving (48 kg) Bronze Medal.
Eurysledi Hernandez (52kg) finished in fifth place – disputing for bronze – and Melco Obregon (60kg) and Julián Carbonell (60kg) fell in the first match of the qualifiers, on a day when Cuban judokas did not score at 73kg.
Odelín overcame Dominican Ana Rosa in the final and concluded with three victories without defeats, del Toro eliminated Venezuela’s Enriqueles Barrios (3-0) and Polanco defeated Canadian Julien Frascador (4-0), while Gregorio bested Maria. Jimenez (3-1) for the brass.
With these results, Cuba (3-0-1) leads the medal table, followed by Mexico (2-2-2), Canada (1-1-2) and Croatia (1-0-0), the four nations that have won one of the seven titles least. disputed on Saturday.
The proceedings will continue tomorrow in Santo Domingo in the 70, 78 and Over 78 kg divisions for women and 81, 90, 100 and Over 100 kg for men.
For Cuba, Jorge Martinez, Michael McInnes (81kg), Lester Cardona (100kg), Idelanis Gomez (70kg), Nirelis Fuentes (78kg) and Idalys Ortiz (+78kg) will climb onto the mats.
In Santo Domingo, 204 athletes from 22 countries will compete, seeking ranking points for the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile and the 2024 Paris Olympics.