HAVANA TIMES — Cuba sewed up its dominance at the 44th International Granma-Cerro Pelado Granma Wrestling Tournament on Saturday by winning four of the five titles under contention, reported the Prensa Latina.
The team closed the tournament on the island with six gold medals and an equal number of silver and bronze medals. Cuba was followed by the US (1-1-4), and four other countries that picked up bronze medals. Cuba lost only in the 66 kilo match, where American athlete Kevin Levalley beat Ernesto Sanchez.
Meanwhile, the island’s female squad racked up its best performance in these competitions by winning all the golden medals in dispute.
Previously, the Cuban women had won the Greco-Roman and freestyle competitions (just ahead of Poland and Peru) in this tournament that brought together 182 wrestlers from 11 nations.