Yalennis Castillo Judoka

Yalennis Castillo

Yalennis Castillo

  • Country:Cuba
  • Born:21 May 1986 (34 years)
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Cuban judoka Yalennis Castillo was 2008 Olympic finallist in Beijing. She was 7th at 2007 Worlds in Rio. With a strong right Harai-Goshi. Coached by Ronaldo Veitia. She won the Panan Championships in 2006 and a lot of continental medals such as Pan American Games 2015. She finished fifth at the Olympic Games in Rio.
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Legendary Kayla Harrison double Olympic champion

11 Aug 2016 23:00

“I am Kayla Harrison, double Olympic Champion”. She’ll has to get used to that one, although she must have practiced it a bit in the four year’s campaign to follow up her Olympic title to become legend. Kayla Harrison took the Olympic title in Rio for women U78kg in the final against French Audrey Tcheumeo. Not the best final, for intense that Tcheumeo has always kept in line with Kayla in their encounters, 4-4, but this one was Kayla’s. Read more


Cuban Olympic team aims for two medals

3 Jun 2016 09:15

The Cuban selection was announced but no surprises. The only historic surprise is that there was no one selected in the category U52kg, a category where Cuba won the Olympic title in 2000 and silver in 2012 by Yanet Bermoy. Over the last three Olympic Games Yurisleidys Lupetey qualified for the category U57kg, also this weight division is absent in the Cuban selection. Read more

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Zhehui Zhang first Chinese to take gold in 2016

15 May 2016 16:05

Asian Championships winner Zhang Zhehui (CHN) conquered the U78kg category on Sunday as the Chinese fighter beat former Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Albina Amangeldiyeva (KAZ) in the final. Zhang and Amangeldiyeva were both striving to win their first Grand Prix title and the Chinese fighter, who held a qualification position before her first contest, scored a yuko – the only score of the contest – to all but confirm her place at the Olympics where she will a serious medal threat. Read more

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Cuba warmed up for PanAm Judo Championships in April

14 Apr 2016 10:35

The Pan American Judo Championships in Havana welcomes more than 200 judoka from 25 countries of the continent. The event will be held from April 28 to 30. Brazil, Canada, Mexico, US and Argentina, with 18 representatives each, will be the foreign nations with a bigger presence. Read more


Top field in Rome with world wide distribution

14 Feb 2016 17:35

At the second day of the European Open for women in Rome two Pan American women and one Asian judoka signed for the gold medals. World Ranking leader Yu Song defeated her opponent from China Ma Sisi, in fact a World level match and perhaps decisive for the Olympic Games qualification. Read more

Result City Date
5Rio de Janeiro2016

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