Olympics: Cuban woman snatches gold in Judo

The heavyweight division in women's judo has been a part of the Olympic program since 1992, and a Cuban woman has medaled each and every Olympics since. That trend continued on Day 7 as Idalys Ortiz took gold by defeated Mika Sugimoto of Japan by decision. Ortiz won a bronze in Beijing, but was able to take the next step four years later.

Beijing gold medalist Tong Wen of China and Great Britain's Karina Bryant each won their bronze-medal matches to reach the podium as well. The main storyline, however, is that Ortiz has joined Daima Beltran and Estela Rodriguez as Cuban icons in the sport.

Source: http://bleacherreport.com
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