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Latino Daily News

Sunday July 29, 2012

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Cuba Wins First Medal in London, Silver in Judo

Photo: Yanet Bermoy

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Cuban judo athlete Yanet Bermoy had to settle for the silver medal in the 52-kilogram class after losing to North Korea’s Kum Ae An on Sunday at the London Olympics.

Bermoy, who won a silver medal in the 48-kilogram class at the 2008 Games in Beijing, had beaten Belgium’s Ilse Heylen in the semifinals with a waza-ari.

The Cuban, however, was unable to handle the North Korean, who scored a yuko and took the gold.

Bermoy, who had moved up to the higher weight division two years ago, started the day by eliminating Mongolia’s Bundmaa Munkhbaatar.

Bermoy now has two Olympic silver medals, a world championship and a Pan American Games gold medal under her belt.