Wrestler gives Cuba first gold medal in Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 15.- Greco-Roman wrestler Ismael Borrero gave Cuba its first gold medal of the 31st Olympic Games held in this South American city.

Borrero (59 kg), Las Vegas 2015 world champion, beat 8-0 in the final Japanese Shinobu Ota, silver medalist of the 2016 Hungary Grand Prix.

The Carioca 2 Arena witnessed the performance of the Antillean athlete, 24, who attended an Olympic Games for the first time.

In his way to the final, Borrero also defeated Arsen Eraliev, from Kyrgyzstan (6-3), Chinese Lumin Wang (8-0) and Uzbek Elmural Tasmurado (4-1).

Thus, Cuba rises to 29th seat of the standings when adding to Borrero´s title one silver (Idalis Ortiz in judo) and three bronze medals (boxers Johanys Argilagos, Erislandy Savon and Lazaro Alvarez).(acn)

Radio Cadena Agramonte, August 15, 2016

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