The Dominican Republic closed the day on Monday with losses to Katherine Rodríguez against the number five seed, Dabin Lee, in the 67kg category, while Rohan Polanco was defeated in boxing, during a fight in the 63 to 69kg category
The Dominican Republic started the day on Monday with a positive participation in the Olympic Games, when Katherine Rodríguez advanced to the quarterfinals in Taekwondo. The Santiago native and seed number 13 in her category defeated Nafia Kus of Turkey and seed number four in the group, during the “sudden death” round.
She advanced to face Dabin Lee, the No. 5 seed in the 67kg category, and was completely dominated in three innings. Lee dominated the Dominican with a final score of 23 points to 14, thanks mainly to an aggressive attack that she carried out taking advantage of her speed. With the loss, Rodríguez will have to wait if Lee can reach the final, in order to get into the playoff round.
Another hope of medals was dashed for the Dominican Republic after in a controversial and disorganized fight, Rohan Polanco was defeated by boxer from Uzbekistan, Bobo-Usmon Baturov, by a split decision of four judges to one. This was a round of 16 fight of the welterweight category (63 to 69kg).
In a fight where technique was conspicuous by its absence, the Asian boxer managed to lead the Dominican to his ground and distract him enough to lead him to commit a foul during the last round, which cost him a point. The Dominican clearly dominated the fight in the last two rounds, but the disorganization and not being able to strike down the opponent definitively played against him.
The boxing day closed with a very even confrontation between Rodrigo Marte de la Rosa and Teteh Sulemanu of Ghana, where the Dominican lost a split decision.
The first round was for the Pan American champion, however the winner could come from behind and take the fight to take Marte out of action with a score of 3-2.
But the highlight of the night was the fight of the 21-year-old fighter, Euri Cedeño Martínez, who defeated the Venezuelan Eldric Sella, who fought as a refugee.
The Trinidad and Tobago resident was knocked down by the Dominican within the first 15 seconds of the bout and the referee had to stop it with 1:07 remaining to fight in the same first round. It was a resounding victory for Euri who advances to the next phase in the 69-75kg category.
The Dominican Republic suffered a severe blow with the elimination of the fighter Leonel de los Santos who was defeated 1-4 by Bakhodour Usmonov of Tajikistan,
Instead, earlier, the first round of the opening fight was awarded in favor of the Dominican. Alexy de la Cruz by all the judges in the 52-57 kilogram category, showing that it would be a great fight for him.
The Guyana fighter came out with more momentum in the second round, doing his best to connect the Dominican to the body, but Alexy de la Cruz ended up taking the second round unanimously.
The 25-year-old fighter gave a lecture with his excellent footwork in the third round despite receiving a blow to his face that caused a wound to his forehead, but in the end Allicock had nothing to do with it. great fight for the Dominican, who earned his place in the last 16 by unanimous decision.
With the victory, Alexy De la Cruz advanced to the Eighth Final and on July 28 at 6:24 am, Dominican Republic time, he will face Albert batyrgaziev From Russia.
Miguelina Hernández García made history by being the first female boxer to debut at the Olympic Games, but was defeated in her first match against Mery Kom Hmangte of India.
The Caribbean Queens lost three sets to Serbia in their debut at Tokyo 2020. The sets ended 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20 in favor of the Serbs in a match in which the Dominican Republic had trouble keeping the score closed. The best attacker was Jineiry Martinez with 8 points, and an outstanding work of Yonkaira Pena who had six points playing in the final set.
Among the points to improve for the next game are the blocks where Serbia had a wide advantage 15-5 over the Caribbean. The next meeting of the Queens will be against Brazil.
Krystal Lara debuted in the 100-meter backstroke modality and finished fourth in her series, almost reaching the final, with a time of 1: 03.07 and her next commitment will be on Thursday 29 at 7:06 in the morning in the Dominican Republic in the category of 200 meters backstroke.
Josué Domínguez finished with a total of 1: 01.86 his presentation in 100 meters in the chest modality and finished 7th in the group among 8 participants of his heat. You must wait for the next series to determine your overall position. He will also compete in 200 meters.
We recall that Domínguez was kept in preventive quarantine before his competition, which probably made his training difficult.
Uzbekistan favorite Nikita Rafalovich easily defeated Moisés Hernández Encarnación 17-7, who could only take the second round 4-3. The fight was in the men’s -80 kilograms category in the Eighth Finals.
Bernardo Pie he made his way to the Round of 16 with a convincing 18-11 win over Belgian Jaouad Achab. The first round and the second were for the Dominican 7-2 and 5-3 respectively, but the Belgian one had a great closing and managed to tie the final round 6-6. Nonetheless, Pie remained safe and secured the win to advance to the second round. In his second fight he was defeated in the Quarterfinals 13-8 and failed to advance to the playoffs.
Luis Garcia He recovered from a difficult start to total 274 kilograms by being able to lift 120 kilograms in the snatch mode and 154 in the clean and jerk. The Dominican finished as leader in Group B and upon completing the results of Group A, he was eighth in the standings without chances.
Ignacio Vasquez Jorge he finished leading in Semifinal 2 with a time of 7:42:80, 13 seconds ahead of his closest competitor. After finishing third in the repechage, he only competed to define his position in the world ranking table for his discipline, without the possibility of obtaining a medal. Vásquez qualifies for Final E, scheduled for July 28 at 7:54 pm, Dominican time.
Yvonne losos she finished fourth in Group A in individual dressage with a score of 70,869 and finished in 22nd position out of a total of 60 competitors of which 18 advance to the final phase. Losos improved his performance compared to Rio 2016 where he obtained a score of 61.30.
“The mare stayed with me throughout the test, I can’t ask for more. She did what she wanted despite a couple of small mistakes. I hope you are happy with my presentation,” Losos said.