Cuban judoka Idalis Ortiz won a silver medal in the more than 78 kilograms division of the IJF Guangzhou Master 2018, in China, and helped her country to rank twelfth in the standings of a contest headed by Japan, with seven gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
According to the tournament's website, Ortiz, second in the world ranking, lost in the final to Japan's Akira Sone (8) by Ippon in a bout decided in the Golden Score period.
Previously, the outstanding Caribbean athlete defeated British Sarah Adlinton (16), Ukrainian Yelyzaveta Kalamina (10) and Brazilian Maria Suelen Altheman (6), in that order.
Kaliema Antomarchi (78 kilos), eleventh of the universal list, could not climb to the podium, but contributed points for the location of her nation in the medal table with her seventh seat.
In her debut, she beat Dutch Karen Stevenson (9), by Ippon, but then lost by Wazari to Japanese Ruika Sato (2), who in the end was silver medalist.
The other Cuban in competition yesterday was Ivan Silva (90 kg), fourth in the world ranking, who was defeated by Ippon in the first bout by Kazakh Islam Bozbayev (15), who earned one of the two bronze medals of his division.
On Saturday, Cuba was also represented by Osniel Solís (66 kg), 20th of the ranking, who also lost in his debt to Georgian Vazha Margvelashvili (2), who finished third this time.
Japan (7-3-4) led the medal table, followed by Georgia (2-1-2), Russia (1-1-4), France (1-1-0), Kosovo (1-1-0), Azerbaijan (1-0-0) and Spain (1-0-0), according to the website of the contest.
The IJF Guangzhou Master 2018 was attended by 231 judokas from 53 countries, 117 men and 114 women, with the immense majority of the top 16 athletes of the 14 divisions.