Cuba climbs to 19th place in the Tokyo 2020 medal table

Cuba climbs to 19th place in the Tokyo 2020 medal table

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Cuba ascended this Monday to 19th place in the medal table of the 32nd Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, thanks to the magnificent performance of its sports people in athletics, wrestling and shooting events.

Although all disciplines played by Cubans were exciting, one of them causing great expectations was the wrestling bout of the now four-time Olympic champion Mijaín López, when he defeated Georgian Lakobi Kajaia 5-0, which made him the only male athlete to dominate an individual sport for four consecutive Olympic cycles.

Of His compatriot, Luis Alberto Orta, in the 60-kilo division of Greek-Roman wrestling also won the gold medal by defeating Japanese Kenichiro Fumita 5-1, an unprecedented event.

For their part, in the long jump, fellow countrymen Juan Miguel Echevarría and Maykel Massó were awarded the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

In the shooting modality, Leuris Pupo won silver in the pistol at 25 meters, with 29 points, his second medal in Olympic Games. The day ended with the bronze of the Cuban disc thrower Yaimé Pérez, who ended second, with a shot of 65 meters and 72 centimeters.

Tomorrow Tuesday, from a total of 24 finals will fill a program in Tokyo 2020 in athletics, cycling, boxing, with several Cuban boxers in the fight for medals, artistic gymnastics, weightlifting, sailing, diving and canoeing.