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Holguin Athletes to Attend Pan American Games of Lima 2019

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The Cuban preselection with a view to the 18th Pan American Games of Lima 2019 next summer, includes more than 40 Holguin athletes in 16 disciplines.
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The Olympic and World medalists Leuris Pupo, rapid fire pistol shooting, and decathlete Leonel Suarez, as well as the the badminton player Taymara Oropesa and Sergio Gonzalez, in beach volleyball, make up the delegation.

The short-listed, 10 attended the Pan-American Games in Toronto, Canada-2015.

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Also in athletics, Thalia Lopez (bullet), Lisa Maria Salomon and Rosaidis Robles (both in pole vault) and Osamany Laffita (javelin) are included in the list.

In badminton, the young athleteAngel Herrera accompanies Taimara, while in handball, along with the experienced Angel Rivero and Noelvis Robles, is Yunieska Alvarez.

On the other hand, baseball players Yordan Manduley (shortstop), Maikel Caceres (infielder and outfielder) and Carlos Alberto Santiesteban (pitcher) wil attend the event.

In cycling Yusmari Diaz, Frank Carlos Consuegra and Alejandro Parra.

Fencing is the sport most represented with Gretel Carbonell, Maite Formen, Daylen Cristina Moreno, Humberto Aguilera and Luis Enrique Patterson.

Danay Utria appears in rhythmic gymnastics, while in judo the list includes Olga Masferrer (78 kilograms), Yumay Reyes (63) and Roberto Almenares (60).

The karate do has Claudia Caridad Sanchez and in weightlifting, Juan Colummbie (105 kilos), while in wrestling Antonio Duran (87 kilos, in Greco-Roman) and Yudenni Alpajon (125 in free) will compete in the Pan American Games.

The delegation is also composed by Holguin rowers Alexeis Carballosa, Julio Ojeda and JoseLuis Rodríguez, as well as Henry Benitez (receiver), Luis Raul Dominguez (torpedo) and Anibal Vaillant (gardener) in softball.

Tamara Robles (57 kilograms) stand out in taekwondo, along with Liset Aguilar (more than 67) and Rogelio Lopez (68). In sail they are counted to Claudia Prieto (table), Dainier Infante (laser) and Oscar Perez (laser).

Sergio and Leuris are the only preselected ones of this province in beach volleyball and shooting, respectively. Some of these shortlisted are already classified as the London 2012 Olympic title Leuris Pupo.
Calixto González Betancourt
Author: Calixto González Betancourt
Master en Comunicación Social, Licenciado en Periodismo. Especializado en temáticas deportivas. Responsable de la Columna “En esta Serie” por más de 30 años.
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