Thursday, September 23

Tokyo: Idalys Ortiz, the Cuban who became a legend in judo by winning 4 consecutive Olympic medals

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dalys Ortiz, judoka from Cuba, with the silver medal at Tokyo 2020I

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Idalys Ortiz is one of the most decorated judokas in the world.

Since she was a child, she dreamed of entering the School for Sports Initiation School (EIDE), the pool of future athletes who have led Cuba to the top of world sport.

In two decades of rising career, judoka Idalys Ortiz once again marks a milestone by winning the silver medal in the 78-kilo category at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ortiz accumulates like this four medals in four consecutive Olympic Games, equaling the medal record of his compatriot, also judoka Driulis González.

With the conquest of the silver medal he affirms his position not only as a legend of the sport of Latin America but as one of the most decorated judokas in the world.

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