Havana, Sunday 20 de January de 2019 10:21 pm

Cuban judo coach to be inducted in Hall of Fame

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HAVANA, Cuba, May 15 (acn) Cuban MSc. and eighth degree black belt Ronaldo Veitia received news that he will be inducted to the International Judo Federation (IJF) Hall of Fame during the Baku 2018 World Championship, next September.

He told ACN that he shares this recognition with his wife Mercedes, his children and grandchildren and all the athletes he trained for 30 years as head coach of the Cuban women´s national judo team, many of them were multiple Olympic, World, Pan-American and Central-American and Caribbean medalists.
The news surprised him in Mexico, where he is invited to a congress, and was told by Marius Vizer, IJF president.
Veitia will be 31st member and third Cuban in the IJF Hall of Fame, as Hector Rodriguez and Driulis Gonzalez, the latter is the most successful within Veitia´s pupils, were exalted in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
The mail sent by Vizer expresses that the designation is by his great contribution, teaching and results in a sport whose main objective is the formation of human values.

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