Havana, Aug 14 (ACN) Cuba will have its first rival in France in the mixed team tournament of the Judo Judo World Championshipwhich will take place today at the Voltaire Paladines Polo Coliseum in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
According to the site of International Federation www.ijf.orgCubans and French are in pool A, while in pool B appear Germany, the host team and the favorite Japan, the last two only opponents in the first round of preliminaries.
Turkey and Georgia coincide in C, while Brazil and Uzbekistan do so in D.
The divisions with action this Sunday will be those of 57, 70 and +70 kilograms (kg) -f-, and 73, 90 and +90 kg -m-, with the participation of 89 judokas -43 men and 46 women- of the nine nations.
The Japanese dominated the individual tournament that concluded this Saturday on their own stage, where they topped the medal table with six gold, two silver and two bronze medals, escorted by France (1-2-3) and Turkey (1-2-2). ), three strong contenders for the podium now.
For its part, Uzbekistan (1-1-2) finished in fifth place, Georgia (0-2-2), in tenth, Brazil (0-2-0), in eleventh, Cuba (0-1- 2), in twelfth, Germany (0-0-2), in fourteenth, and Ecuador did not win any medals with a seventh place, a performance that placed it in twenty-seventh place.
The largest of the Antilles will participate with the seven registered in the individual, but with some changes in the divisions: Kimy Bravo will be in the 73 kg, Serguei Rodríguez, in the 90 kg, Oscar Cruz, in the +90 kg, Blanca Cabrera, in the 57 kg, Lutmary García and Idelannis Gómez, in the 70 kg, and Dayanara Curbelo, in the +70 kg.
Cruz won the silver medal in +100 kg, and Bravo and Gómez got the bronze medals in the 66 and 70 kg, respectively.
373 judokas from 63 countries participated in the individual tournament of the youth world, divided into the 14 divisions (myf) in competition.
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