Rafael Alba Wins Cuba’s First Medal at the Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Rafael Alba has put Cuba on the board…

The 27-year-old Cuban taekwondo athlete won his men’s +80kg bronze medal taekwondo match 5-4 against Japan’s Sun Hongyi to claim Cuba’s first medal of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Rafael Alba

The two-time world taekwondo champion won the medal, one of the two bronze medals awarded in the sport, in a match that took place on the tatami installed at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba, to the east of the capital.

Rafael Alba

It was Alba’s second appearance at the Olympics. He previously competed at the 2016 Rio Games.

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