HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 5 (acn) Two Cubans lost in their debut today on the 2019 IJF Antalya Judo Grand Prix, in Turkey, which awards points for the world ranking and is attended by 485 athletes from 75 countries.
Woman Anailis Dorvigne (57 kg) and man Osniel Solis (66) both lost in their first bouts to Chinese Hongjiie Tian and the local Sinan Sandal, according to the official website of the contest.
Cuba´s other representatives in this tournament are men Magdiel Estrada (73) and Ivan Silva (90) and women Maylin del Toro (63) and Kaliema Antomarchi (78).
Last weekend, in the Tbilisi Grand prix, Silva won the title; Antomarchi and Estrada were both runner-ups and Del Toro finished third in a tournament where the Caribbean island ranked fifth in the standings.
The main goal of the Cuban judokas is continuing their preparation for the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11.