Cuba leads the Pan American Open Judo Championship

Cuba leads the medal table at the Pan American Open Judo Championships scheduled for today in the city of Varadero, east of the capital, with four crowns, PL reports.

On the first day of the competition, the Antilles representation confirmed its favoritism by winning four titles won by Orlando Polanco in the 66 kg weight category, Hector San Roman (73) in the men’s fair and Arnaes Odelin (57) and Mailin of Bull (63) in the females .

Polanco defeated Dominican Elmer Ramirez in the final match by ippon (three shido) against Dominican Elmert Ramirez, and San Roman won due to the absence of Magdiel Estrada, a great candidate for gold.

In the 66 kg weight category, two bronze medals were won by the Mexicans Ulises Mendez and Robin Hara.

For its part, in the 73 kg weight category, the first figure of the Cuban squad in the Estrada category did not go to challenge the crown due to a technical decision.

“I am very pleased with the result and have focused on the next competitive commitment that will determine qualification for the Central Caribbean Games,” Polanco told Jit weekly in his digital edition.

Third places went to promising Cuban Marlon Herrera and Colombian Andres Sandoval.

Among women, Odelin got rid of Christine Jimenez’s panama hat in the 57 kg ippon final, while Colombian Maria Villalba and American Mariah Holguin completed the podium.

Pan-American champion Del Toro achieved Cuba’s fourth title by defeating Colombian Cindy Meru by ippon in a scepter discussion. Bronze in weight for Cubans Wendy Martinez and Yusmari Reyes.

In the women’s 48 kg weight category, Brazilian Alexia Nasmiento endured until the fourth minute of the golden rule to defeat Colombian Erica Laxo Vasari. Cuban Zamarit Gregorio and American Giovanna Prado finished with a tan.

The men’s title in the 60 kg weight category went to American David Terao, who defeated Cuban Danny Porte in just six seconds with ippon.

In this division, the most visited in the competition, the bronze medals went to Cuban Jonathan Charon and American Christopher Velasco.

Finally, Panamanian Lilian Cordones contributed the only gold prize in her country by dominating Colombian Nicol Penque in the golden rule ippon in the 52 kg final. The remaining places on the podium were taken by the Cubans Yanet Recio and Jurisleidi Hernandez.

After the first day, Cuba leads the competition with four gold medals, followed by Panama, the US and Brazil with one title per capita.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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