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From today, Cuba will be present with nine representatives at the Judo Grand Slam in Tel Aviv, the second big “acid test” for Cuban teams of both sexes on their way to the world championships in this discipline, which will be held in Doha, Qatar. , the upcoming month of May, and the regional multisport games that will take place in 2023.

Milko Obregon (up to 60 kg), Danilo Garcia (66 kg), Magdiel Estrada (73 kg), Maikel Mackenzie (81 kg) and Ivan Silva have registered in the Israeli competitions on the official website of the IJF (International Judo Federation). , (90 kg) among men skillfully commanded Julio Alderete.

Among the girls who were trained by the once great judoka Yordanis Arencibia, Arnaes Odelin (57 kg), Mailin del Toro (63 kg), Idelannis Gomez (70 kg) and Idalis Ortiz (+ 78 kg) will enter the carpet of the Greater Antilles. , which shows some lineup changes from the Grand Slam in Paris a few days ago, in which Cuba finished with two medals in the final tally.

In fact, only two men and two women repeat in the French competition on the island. These are Magdiel, Ivan, Arnaes and Mailin. This is a response to a strategy to fine-tune more athletes in terms of fitness and performance to meet the various challenges that the calendar poses.

The absence of last year’s world champion Andy Granda from the competition stands out, but this is due to an injury from which he is recovering and the decision not to rush him to avoid risks.

The tournament in Tel Aviv will be attended by 398 judokas from 52 countries, including 224 men and 174 women. Five continents will be represented and the bout will end next Sunday with a team competition.

Source: Juventud Rebelde



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