Yagnelis Mestre (born October 24, 1983 in Havana) is a Cuban judoka, who played for the half-middleweight category.[1] She won a bronze medal for the 57 kg class at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2]

Yagnelis Mestre
Personal information
Nationality Cuba
Born (1983-10-24) 24 October 1983 (age 36)
Havana, Cuba
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Event(s)52 kg

Mestre represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's half-lightweight class (52 kg). She lost the first preliminary match to North Korea's An Kum-Ae, who scored a waza-ari-awasete-ippon before the start of the second minute.[3] Because her opponent advanced further into the final match against China's Xian Dongmei, Mestre offered another shot for a bronze medal through the repechage, where she was defeated by Venezuela's Flor Velázquez, who only scored a single koka within a five-minute period.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yagnelis Mestre". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Cubas Driulis Gonzalez grabs her fourth Pan American Gold". Cuba Headlines. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Women's Half Lightweight (52kg/114 lbs) Preliminaries". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's Half Lightweight (52kg/114 lbs) Repechage". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 8 December 2012.

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