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Cuban Taekwondo World Champion Suspended for One Year

Cuban Taekwondo World Champion Suspended for One Year

Posted by Juan Gavasa on November 19, 2014

Taekwondo world champion in less than 73 kilograms, the Cuban Glenhis Hernandez was suspended for one year, according to the a release by the newspaper of the Central American and Caribbean Games 2014 Veracruz.

According to the publication, the measure adopted by the Taekwondo Regulatory Committee in the regional competition precludes Hernandez attend the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, next year. The penalty, says the publication, due to the fact that the Cuban athlete raised her left middle finger during almost all the ceremony as a sign of disapproval, after she lost the gold medal against Mexican Maria del Rosario Espinoza.

The taekwondo tournament in the Central American and Caribbean Games concluded here yesterday with an overwhelming dominance of Mexico, which won 10 gold medals, one silver and four bronze. Cuba was second with 3-4-2.

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