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Cuban President highlights Alba’s Olympic bronze medal in Taekwondo

Havana, (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted the conquest of the island's first medal at the Olympic Games thanks to the performance of Rafael Alba, bronze medalist in taekwondo at Tokyo 2020.

From his Twitter account, the Caribbean leader highlighted the performance of two-time world champion Alba, who won the bronze medal to open the medal list of national athletes in the five rings event.

In the publication, Diaz-Canel sent a hug to the entire Cuban delegation, while he foresaw new feats of the athletes in Tokyo’s great event.

Close to turning 28, Alba recovered from an initial setback 8-11 against Macedonian Dejan Georgievski, to reach the dispute for the medals with a victory in the repechage 8-2 over Ivory Coast’s Seydou Gbane and in the dispute for the bronze he defeated China’s Hongyi Sun 5-4.

With Alba’s prize, Cuba enters the overall table among the 54 nations with at least one metal after four dates of finals in Tokyo 2020.