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Cuban President highlights Alba’s Olympic bronze medal in Taekwondo

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.
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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.

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