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A Tribute To Judo Champ Idalys Ortiz And Her Fantastic Hair

Here’s what you need to know about the girl who won gold for Cuba this weekend.

1. This is Idalys Ortiz.

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2. She just won a gold medal over the weekend!

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3. She is the first woman to win the +78 kg Judo competition title that’s not from China or Japan.

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4. And she’s only 22!

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5. Idalys has really fun hair,

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6. but don’t let that fool you. She means business.

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7. Idalys is fierce and intimidating

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8. because of moves like this:

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9. and this:

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10. this:

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11. and this:

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12. this:

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13. And especially this move where she threw her opponent into the ground:

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14. Ouch.

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15. Plus, her hair!

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16. Here’s Idalys in action:

20. So bask in the glory of your gold, girl.

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21. Treat yourself.

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22. You deserve it!

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