Cuban judoka Ortiz to semi-finals in Rio
- Submitted by: Juana
- 08 / 12 / 2016
Cuban Idalys Ortiz (+78 kg) advanced to semifinals of the judo tournament in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
Ortiz beat by ippon Minjeong Kim, from South Korea, and keeps alive her aspirations to defend the Olympic crown won four years ago in the British capital of London.
In her first outing to the tatami, the representative of Cuba defeated also by Ippon Russian Ksenia Chibisova, who could barely make resistance to the Cuban athlete who owns two world titles.
Jappanese Kanae Yamabe, who defeated Dutch Tessie Savelkouls, will be Ortiz´s rival in semifinals today in the afternoon.