Young judoka win on second date

This Saturday, Cuban judokas showed their dominance at the Parque Naciones Unidas in Caracas, winning a total of five titles and a pair of silver medals in the second competitive date of the V Alba Games in Venezuela in 2023.

The crowns of the island went to the women Elidiani Martinez (52 kg) and Yusmaris Reyes (63 kg), while the men were won by Jonathan Charon (60 kg), Maikel O’Conor (66 kg) and Hector San Roman (73 kg). . Among the women there was also a subtitle couple, where Sheila Arevice (48 kg, w) and Lian Benavidez (57 kg, w) performed on the podium.

The remaining medals on the tatami were entirely owned by the representatives of the local delegations, Venezuela A and B, who achieved two gold and five silver.

Another sport that stood out this Saturday was swimming, in which the boys won three golds and one silver. Dane Pedre won the 200m medley (she was also fourth in the 100m breaststroke), while Daisy Ramirez and Julio Calero were the best of their gender in the 100m breaststroke. The fourth medal went to Fermin Rodriguez, who took second place in the 50m backstroke.

Taekwondo brought two gold medals to the Greater Antilles, the first of which went to the poomsae mixed pair of Dario Navarro and Tanya Delgado, who took the top places in this double competition, which was held at the Army Military Academy gym in Fuerta Tiuna, Caracas.

In the kyorugi modality, the island added a win for Mailin Perez, who won the women’s 49kg, while her partner Akeli Ramos finished second in the men’s 58kg after a very close fight with a local representative.

Swordsmen got a good harvest with one metal of each color. Gold went to fencer Jania Gavilan, silver went to swordsman Hansel Rodriguez, and bronze went to Sale Mendoza, who also wielded a sword.

Meanwhile, at the Teo Capriles Velodrome in the Venezuelan capital, figure skaters Hector Caballero and Adriana Cantillo won subtitles and bronze in that order in the 200m individual sprint.

In boxing, although there was no medal controversy, the first official victory for a member of the women’s team hit the headlines. It was Arianna Imber (66 kg) who defeated the Nicaraguan Mayerling Brandon by a split decision of the judges and thus gave the national boxing an important victory. Earlier, his colleague Legnis Kala (57 kg) fell in front of the Russian Daria Abramova.

The men’s sector was unanimously dominated by Damien Arce (against Daniel Tercero, Nicaragua, 51kg), Rafel Joubert (against Axel Funes, Nicaragua, 57kg), Jorge Forcades (against Camrobd Mozes, Granada, 71kg) and Yoel Duvergel (against Ivan Veriasov , Russia, +92 kg), while Jorge Soto (80 kg) eliminated Joshua Redhead from Granada by forfeit.

Finally, Cuba finished the second competitive date in second place in the medal table with 21 medals divided into 12 golds, six silvers and three bronzes. Venezuela topped the table (41-44-23-108) and Nicaragua was third (3-8-15-26).

Ordaz, first of all

This Friday, the island added its first title when chess player Lysandra Ordaz won the blitz discipline, a tournament in which she and her compatriots Oleini Linares, Janiela Forgas and Yerisbel Miranda competed in a group without distinction of gender.

Ordaz added 7.5 units, thus overtaking Venezuelans Samid Escalona and Ronald Brizuela, both with 6.5 and finishing second and third respectively.

For their part, Linares, the reigning Cuban champion, Forgas and Miranda finished tenth through twelfth in the same order.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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