Gold Medal Between Blows and Dance

Julio César La Cruz was a shadow moving out of  the reach of Kazakh Adilbek Niyazymbetov. Thereby Cuba took its third gold medal in the current Olympic Games 

By: Juventud Rebelde


2016-08-19 | 10:51:00 EST
Julio César brought the third title to the Cuban delegation.Julio César brought the third title to the Cuban delegation. Photo: Roberto Morejón RodríguezZoom

August 19,2016


Dancing on the canvas in his style Julio César La Cruz proved once more, that boxing is not just a matter of blows. Stunning, his counterattacks made clear from the start, who was going to be the king of the Light Heavyweight division.


No matter how hard Kazakh Adilbek Niyazymbetov ran after him or tried to corner him, Julio César was – like his nickname indicates – a shadow, the European could hardly touch with his gloves.


His gold medal is the first in the current Olympic Games for the Cuban boxing and Robeisy Ramírez (56 Kg) and Arlen López (75 Kg) are expected imitate him next Saturday, after the two of them won their respective semifinal bouts.


Today, pole vaulter Yarisley Silva will go for a medal, other Cubans like freestyle wrestlers Yowlys Bonne (57 Kg) and Liván López (74 Kg) will also be in competition.            


Translated by ESTI

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