Idalys Ortiz of Cuba won the women’s judo event at the Olympics, where she had previously placed third four years ago.
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The bout between Ortiz, 22, and Mika Sugimoto, Japan’s number six, was scoreless after extra time, but Ortiz was given the victory by the referee and two judges.
British outsider Karina Bryant, competing in her fourth Olympics, won bronze, giving the host nation two medals in as many days.
To the pleasure of the London ExCel Centre fans, 33-year-old veteran Bryant defeated Iryna Kindzerska of Ukraine with a dominant performance.
For the second bronze medal, China’s Tong Wen defeated Brazil’s Maria Suelen Altheman.
Silver Medal for Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Idalys Ortiz’s bronze medal makes her Cuba’s second Olympian. There was Rafael Alba’s bronze medal performance in taekwondo.
Idalys Ortiz’s gold gives Cuba their second medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Rafael Alba, a taekwondo practitioner, won bronze.
Today, Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz lost to Japan’s Akira Sone in the women’s over 78 kilogramme division of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Judo Tournament, eliminating the Cuban from medal contention.
Despite losing the match due to a third Golden Score penalty in overtime, Ortiz still finishes her Olympic career with a silver medal, making it her fourth medal overall.
The 31-year-old judoka won gold at London 2012, silver at Rio 2016, and bronze at Beijing 2008, where she made her Olympic debut. And at the tender age of 21, just like Idalys was when she was crowned in London, Sone is named champion.
Both Romane Dicko of France and Iryna Kindzerska of Azerbaijan, who lost to the winners Kayra Sayit of Turkey and Xu Shiyan of China, finished in third place.
Ortiz now has four Olympic medals, tying him for first place in Cuba with judoka Driulis González and volleyball player Ana Ivis Fernández. Thanks for read our Article C Ortiz Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.