Cuban paralympic swimmer to compete for three medals in Rio
Cuban swimmer Lorenzo Perez will try to obtain three medals at the 15th Paralympic Games, scheduled for September 8-18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Silver and bronze medalist in the previous edition, London 2012, the prominent athlete, member of the Cuban Association of the Physically Impaired and Persons with Motor Problems, will compete in the 50, 100 and 400 freestyle events, S6 category.
Perez told the press that his training was excellent, with Coach Ernesto Garrido, physiotherapist Fernando Quintana and teammates Yunerki Ortega of the province of Villa Clara, and Juan Castillo, of Havana, who will also travel to Rio to give a good account of themselves.
He has won several medals, including five gold and one silver at Para-Pan-American Games and the aforementioned silver and bronze in the Paralympics, with the possibility of increasing in Rio the amount obtained so far.
Composed of 20 athletes, the Cuban delegation to the Paralympics in Brazil will compete in athletics, swimming, judo, weightlifting, table tennis in wheelchair.