LONDON, July 30 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) - Cuban judoka Janet Bermoy opened the table of medals for Cuba in the Olympic Games in London yesterday by winning the silver medal in the 52-kilogram category.
Bermoy, World Champion in Egypt in 2005 and silver medalist in Beijing 2008 in the 48-kilogram division, lost to North Korea's Kum Ae An, who improved her performance in Beijing, where she got the silver medal.
The 25-year-old Cuban judoka beat Mongolia's Bundmaa Munkhbaatar by wazari in the first combat.
She also defeated Marie Muller (Luxembourg) by a yuko resulting from two "shidos" for passiveness of her contender, in the second fight.
In her third combat, the 25-year-old Cuban judoka beat Ilse Heylen, from Belgium, by waza-ari.