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Cuba ranked Fourth in Budapest Judo Grand Prix

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Cuba ranked Fourth in Budapest Judo Grand PrixHAVANA, Cuba, Aug 13 (acn) Cuba ranked fourth in the Budapest Grand Prix 2018, in Hungary, with harvest of one gold and a bronze medal.

According to the website of the contest, the crown went to Idalis Ortiz (+78 kg), who defeated Belarusian Maryna Slutskaya in the final, thus achieving her fourth win in the event.
Ortiz´s previous victims were Ukrainian Galyna Tarasova, Dutch Tessie Savelkouls and Tunisian Nihel Cheikh Rouhou, the latter in semifinals.
Cuba´s third seat was reached by man Ivan Silva (90), who beat Spanish Nikoloz Sherazadishvili in one of the bronze-medal bouts.
American Matthew Koch, Japanese Yusuke Kobayashi and Estonian Klen Kristofer, in that order, were previously defeated by Silva.
Woman Kaliema Antomarchi (78) was the only other judoka who earned points to Cuba when ranking fifth.
The rest of the members of the Cuban side, men Osniel Solis (66), Magdiel Estrada (73), Asley Gonzalez (90) and Andy Granda (+100), and women Melisa Hurtado (52), Maylin del Toro (63) and Onix Cortes (70), didn't reach the top-eight in their respective divisions, so none of them granted points to their squad.
Japan won the tournament with nine gold and four silver medals, followed by Hungary (2-0-2), Russia (1-1-1), Cuba (1-0-1) and Brazil (1-0-0).
This contest was attended by 573 judokas - 343 men and 230 women - from 86 nations, and was a good test ahead of the 37th World Championship, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from next August 27 to September 2.

 

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