Cuban judo athletes participate in the Grand Prix (GP) of Tbilisi, Georgia


A sextet of Cuban judokas will rise to the Georgian tatami starting this Saturday, when they participate in the Grand Prix (GP) of Tbilisi, third of the level tournaments in which there will be presence of athletes of the Greater Antilles, reports the Cuban newspaper Juventud Rebelde.

According to the media, three representatives in each sex traveled to the capital of that eastern European state, led in each case by Kaliema Antomarchi, world bronze of 2017 in the 78 kilograms, and Iván Silva (90 kg), runner-up in the world of the year past.

The trio of women are completed by Anailis Dorvigní (57 kg) and Maylín Del Toro (63 kg), a Central-Caribbean queen in Barranquilla, while the men close the roster Osniel Solís (60 kg), also champion of 2018 in Colombia and Magdiel Estrada, continental monarch four years ago in the Canadian Toronto.

At the same time that Dorvigní and Estrada will debut in Tbilisi, the rest of their teammates will have their third elite challenge of the year ahead.

The four remaining Antillean competitors were before in the Grand Slam of Paris and the GP of Düsseldorf. In those previous interventions, none of them managed to be included in the podium, and only Silva reached a seventh place in the tournament held in Germany. Therefore, it would be an excellent opportunity to break the losing streak, and at least show a better face of our judo.

At the moment, as reflected on the website of the International Judo Federation (IJF, for its acronym in English), the event to be held in the main city of Georgia, will be attended by 407 athletes from 52 countries, divided into 225 of the male branch and 182 women, highlights Juventud Rebelde.

On Saturday March 30 will be defined medals in 63, 70, 73 and 81 kilos, and the next day will be action in the remaining: 90, 100, more than 100, 78 and more than 78 kg.

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