Cuban Judoka Asley Gonzalez Wins Silver Medal in Paris

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban judoka Asley Gonzalez Sunday managed to win a silver medal in the less-than-90-kg category at the 2013 Paris Grand Slam held at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

The runner-up at the 2012 London Olympics, Gonzalez defeated Russia’s Grigorii Sulemin in the semifinal only to lose in the final against Georgian athlete Varlam Liparteliani.

Gonzalez said he would have liked to have picked up the gold, but that the silver was good enough for the start of the season.

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