Judo

Judo

Aces of judo will compete in Cuba

For the second time, Cuba is the venue of the Grand Prix of Judo organized by the International Federation of that sport. The tournament will take place between January 22 and 24 this year.

The first judo sportsman in getting an Olympic title was Héctor Rodríguez. This was the establishment of the Cuban School of judo in the top of the world. On July 30th, 1976 in Montreal the judo sportsman Héctor Rodríguez established his reputation. He had attempted it in Munich 1972, but he just got to the fifth place when, in semifinals the judges decreed winner the French Jean Jacques Mounier...

Idalis Ortiz is one of the most important judo practitioners in Cuba. Her memorable performance in 2012 was crowned with the Olympic gold in London.  From that moment on, her name would figure in the lists where every sportsman wants to be. Her Olympic gold medal didn't do more than confirm the good year she had.

The best judoca in the 20th Century in America and the second more honored of the world is Cuban: Driulis González. However, she has only one gold medal in Olympiads. How many medals had the Cuban sports lost if Driulis González had dedicated to athletics as she wished? But that's just life; surprises are kept in the least suspected places for those who passionately assume this unexpected turns.

Judo is practiced in Cuba since 1951. Today has garnered many awards in international event. They endorse the Cuban school of this discipline. They say the sport of kimonos and the mat was introduced in Cuba in 1951 by Andres Kolychkine arrived from Belgium. Thereafter the ipone and guasaris come into the language of Cuban and give most of the medals of all colors of Cuba.

The Cuban female judo school is considered the best in the world thanks to his trainer Ronaldo Veitia. He has been coaching for over 25 years. It weighs more than this man who has been smith several Cuban judokas who have risen with gold medals in all existing events without missing the golden Olympic.

Odalis Reve was the first Latin American woman to get gold medal in Olympics. It was the first result of the female branch of the Cuban school of judo. Odalis Revé, Cuban judoka was born in January 15, 1970 in the village of Naranjo Dulce de Holguin, began the sport of kimonos and ippons as a way out of the school scholarship where she studied, but always with the aim to study medicine.

Legna Verdecia judoka stands for courage and sacrifice. It is one of 100 Cuban sports figures of the twentieth century. He won the gold medal at Sydney 2000. One of the best known faces of Cuban judokas, after became Olympic champion in Sydney 2000 the propaganda posters and billboards to publicize his face took the courage and sacrifice of Cubans, Legna Verdecia Cuba all woke at dawn on 25 September 2000. 

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