Seven Cubans to participate in World Judo Masters

Havana, May 24 (IANS) Five female and two male Cuban judokas will participate in the 2013 World Judo Masters tournament, to be held in Russia’s Tuymen city.

The team is led by Idalis Ortiz, 2012 Olympic champion in the over 78 kg category, as well as London 2012 silver medallists Yanet Bermoy (52 kg category) and Asley Gonzalez (90 kg), reports Xinhua.

Ortiz is ranked world No.1 in her class, while Gonzales is second and Bermoy third in their respective divisions.

The team also includes Dayaris Mestre (women’s 48 kg), Heidy Abrey (women’s over-78 kg), Oscar Brayson (men’s over-100 kg) and Onix Cortex (men’s 70 kg).

Tyumen 2013 World Judo Masters, May 25-26, will be attended by the top 16 in the world rankings in each of the 14 divisions. The champions will obtain 700 points.

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