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  • 12 / 09 / 2014

Idalis Ortiz will be the last chance to get medals for Cuba in Judo Grand Slam, which concludes today in Tokyo, Japan. So far the performance of the Cuban delegation has had a fifth place as the greatest triumph.

After two dates without reaching the podium, three Cubans will go to the mat looking to open their medals, mainly with Ortiz, leader of the world rankings, Olympic champion and twice monarch of the world in more than 78 kilograms.

The outstanding Caribbean athlete will debut against Japanese Nami Inamori, according to the website of the contest, who lead the hosts, with six gold medals, five silver and six bronze.

The other judokas from Cuba who will fight for medals are Yalennis Castillo (78 kilos) and José Armenteros (100), owners of medals in Olympic events and the word, respectively.

For the program, Castillo will face in his first presentation to the Japanese Shori Hamada, and Armenteros run into the Ukrainian Artem Bloshenko.

So far, the best performance of the Caribbean island is to Yanet Bermoy (52), Olympic and world medalist, who finished in fifth place, result which places the country in 19th place in the table team standings.

The male and female teams from Japan (6-5-6) are leading the tournament, followed by also own titles, South Korea (1-0-2), France (1-0-0) and Slovenia (1-0-0). In the Grand Slam judo -252 423 men and 171 women from 65 countries participating.

Source: AIN

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