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Ivan Silva will take the mat today for a medal and points for the Olympic ranking in the fifth day of the individual tournament of the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, a competition that will define the 18 judokas—one per country—-qualified for Tokyo 2020.

The best is inside!, is the slogan that the Domadores (‘Tamers’) chose, in line with their traditional fighting spirit, to start tomorrow the eagerly awaited boxing match against professional boxers from Mexico, Venezuela and the United States at the Palenque of the National Fair of San Marcos, in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Cuba will be in Tokyo 2020 with a prepared, safe and competitive delegation, according to José Antonio Miranda, general director of the High Performance Department of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder).
The official said that in spite of the difficulties faced due to the COVID-19's world-wide affectations, so far Cuba has 56 athletes classified in 11 disciplines.

The Cuban national soccer team will play this Tuesday against St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in what will be its last match in Group D of the CONCACAF (North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation) qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Cuban discus thrower Yaime Perez won the gold medal on Sunday at the athletics meeting held in Hengelo, Netherlands, with a 65.91-meter throw, in an event that serves as preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

With their sights set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, eight Cuban judokas will strive to rise in the world ranking when they participate in the World Judo Championships, to be held on June 6 thru 13 in Budapest, Hungary.

Two-time world taekwondo champion Rafael Alba, from Santiago de Cuba, will compete in the Pan American Championship, which will begin on Wednesday in Cancun, Mexico, and will also feature Cuban Yadier Limonta in the 87-kilogram division.
The tournament will serve especially as a test for Alba, the only Cuban taekwondo athlete to qualify for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

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