HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 15 (acn) Cuban Yudari Sanchez (women´s freestyle 68 kg) will fight today for the gold medal of her division in the U23 World Wrestling Championships underway in Bucharest, Romania, until next Sunday.
Sanchez, bronze medalist in the first edition of this tournament, which hosted the Polish city of Bydgoszcz last year, will face in the grand final Japanese Miwa Morikawa.
On her way to the final, the outstanding Cuban wrestler, runner-up in the junior world competition with stage in the Finnish city of Tampere, also last year, got three victories, the first one in her debut over Bulgarian Viktoria Bobeva, combat she won by fall.
Then, in quarterfinals, she beat 5-0 Russian Khanum Velieva, current European junior monarch and Tampere 2017 universal junior champion where she defeated 9-7 Sanchez in the fight for the crown.
After that major success, Sanchez won 10-6 over China's Tang Chuying in the semifinal round, according to the official website of the United World Wrestling (UWW).
So far, this will be Cuba´s second medal in this U23 World Championships as they previously earned a silver medal by Daniel Gregorich in the men´s Greco-Roman 87 kg division.
The Caribbean nation attended this competition with another athlete, the man Reineri Andreu (57 kilos in the freestyle modality), champion in the first edition of this tournament hosted last year by the Polish city of Bydgoszcz.