Cuba has seven judokas in qualifying ranking for Tokyo

Cuba has seven judokas in qualifying ranking for Tokyo
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2 January 2021
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Cuba currently has seven judokas included in the world rankings for the Tokyo Olympics.

Idalys Ortiz, holder of 28 gold awards, is Cuba's only exponent on the top position, and with 7,118 points in the category of more than 78 kilograms (kg) will be participating in her fourth Olympics.

Ortiz won gold medals in the London 2012 Olympic and in the Herstal Open in Belgium and bronze at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam last February.

Ortiz is ahead by a thousand points in her division from the Brazilian Maria Suelen Altheman (5,818 points) and the Japanese Akira Sone (5,550 points), who are second and third, respectively.

In addition to Ortiz, Cuba also has another two other judokas in the 'top ten' of their respective categories.

Maylin del Toro is seventh on the 63kg list with 4,002 points, leading Latin America in the division, after having won bronze in the Dusseldorf Grand Slam and scoring fifth in the Guadalajara Pan American Championship last season.

Cuban judo plans to kick off in 2021 at the Doha Master (January 11th-13th) with the goal of adding up as many points as possible to the ranking in order to meet the goal of bringing eight athletes to Tokyo, four from each sector.

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