Reclaiming Fitspo: Idalys Ortiz
Ortiz is a Cuban judo competitor. Standing at 5’8” and 225 pounds, she’s a National, Pan American, World and Olympic champion.
Ortiz started her Olympic career in the 2008 Beijing Games. Only 18 years old at the time, she became the youngest Olympic medalist in the heavyweight category, winning a Bronze medal. She returned in the 2012 London Games and managed to win the Gold.
All together, Ortiz has won Gold in two World Championships, ten Continental Championships, four World Cups and eighteen International tournaments. Now only 24 years old, she is ranked as one of the top heavyweight judo champions in the world.
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