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Cuba walked away with seven medals and the first position in the Grand Prix of free-style wrestling that wrapped up over the weekend in Germany.

Out of 100 wrestlers from 12 countries, the Cuban gladiators managed three gold, two silver and two bronze medals, and classified as favorites for the Rio de Janeiro Pan American Games to be held July in Brazil.

The three gold champs were Yandro Quintana (Athens 2004 gold medallist at 60 kilos), Yoel Romero (Sydney 2000 silver at 84 kilos), and Alexis Rodriguez (120 kilos bronze in Australia).

Silver medals went to Ivan Fundora (Athens 2004 bronze at 74 kilos) and Geandry Garzon (China 2007 bronze at 66 kilos). While third place was won by Serguei Rondon (2003 Pan Am champ in 74 kilos) and Michel Batista in the 96 kilos category.

All the disciples of coach Filiberto Delgado won medals except Andy Moreno, who finished seven in the 55 kilos category.

A similar performance was achieved at the Maracaibo Pan American Championship that just concluded in Venezuela, where a team of six Cubans won six medals, five gold and one silver.


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