Cuba wins First Gold Medal for Swimming in special Olympics
Angelica won the 50 meter free style F1 title with a time of 38.73 seconds, leaving the second and third places for her opponents Ying Huang from China (38.93) and Elena Savina of Kazakhstan (40.60).
Cuba's team of swimmers competing in Shanghai also includes Anarelis Puig, Rafael Soler and William Leon. The latter ranked third in the 100 meter freestyle preliminary rounds with a time of 1:07:74.
Some 7,000 athletes are taking part in 2007 Special Olympics in Shanghai, 665 of them representing 17 countries of Latin America. Cuba sent a delegation made up by 23 competitors and eight trainers to take part in five of the twenty-one disciplines included in the program.