The Bahamas got into the judo action at the XVIII Pan American Games on Friday.
Cynthia Rahming, 57 kilograms, in a pressure spot against host nation’s Kiara Arango, could not overcome the general scenario, a tough Arango fighting in front of an extremely partisan crowd, and questionable penalties.
It was a hard- fought match and obviously the Bahamian is competent on the Continental stage.
“I have to accept the penalties. That’s how it is in competition. They call a penalty and that’s it. The opportunity to compete here, I appreciate.
I want to thank the Bahamas Olympic Committee for accrediting me. It’s now onto preparations for the Worlds,” said a disappointed Rahming.
Her coach, Cuban Oneysi Portorreal Pons said he was proud of Cynthia.
“She fought well. I question the penalties but you have to accept,” said Pons.
Rahming’s teammate Sasha Ingraham fights on Sunday.