France leads the official medal table so far with two gold and one bronze

Cuba was left without a podium today on the first day of the Judo Grand Slam in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

, when Cubans Jonathan Charón and Orlando Polanco both lost in their debut after being bye.

According to the International Federation site www.ijf.org, Charón, in the 60 kilograms (kg), who, as expected, fell this Friday to the Kazakh Yeldos Smetov, Olympic and world medalist for Ippon.

Polanco also found in his first fight an athlete with greater endorsement, the monarch of the Russian world Yago Abulaeze, who competes in an independent team and achieved victory in Golden Rule, and with two warnings -Shidos in his favor-.

Today's four champions were the Russian Sabina Galizoba (48 kg), the French Amandine Buchard (52 kg), and Priscila Gneto (57 kg), the host Doston Ruziev (60 kg) and Nurali Emomali (66 kg), from Tajikistan .

France leads the official medal table so far with two gold and one bronze, followed by Uzbekistan (1-1-0) and Tajikistan (1-0-0)

, all with at least one title, although the independent team closed with 1-0-1, led by Sabina.

This Saturday, Maylín del Toro (63 kg), Idelannis Gómez (70 kg) and Magdiel Estrada (73 kg) will take to the tatami for Cuba, while on Sunday Iván Silva (90 kg), Andy Granda (+100 kg) will take to the tatami. ) and Idalis Ortiz (+78 kg), closing day with the greatest possibilities for the largest of the Antilles.

In Tashkent, 495 judokas - 255 men and 240 women - from 68 countries registered, all in search of points for the world ranking that defines the Olympic list for the Paris 2024 Games.

(With information from ACN)