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Judoca Oscar Braison and rower Yaima Velásquez, were chosen best athletes of 2009 in Camagüey, during a meeting held on Thursday at “Rafael Fortún Chacón” Sport Complex, where officials of the National Institute of Sports and Recreation (INDER) and sports commentators of the local community of journalists attended.

Among Braison's most outstanding laurels this year are the silver medals at the World Cup in Budapest, in the Grand Prix Hamburg and in the World Championships Rotterdam, as well as he ranked fifth in Paris Judo Grand Slam, likewise he won gold  medals in regional events and is the National Champion in his division.

Yaima Velásquez, for his part, turned out to be the best sportswoman thanks to the seventh place in the World Rowing Championships and the captured bronze medals in the Bohemia Cup and in the ALBA Games.

The list of the top 10 best athletes of 2009, in Camaguey is made up by javelin thrower Guillermo Martínez, wrestlers Pablo Shorey and Pedro Isaac, boxer Yasniel Toledo and diver Yenkler Aguirre.

The roll was brought to completion with Yorman Polás, member of the national basketball team, Yurisleidis Allué (Basque  pelota), Yenser Basilio Poll (rowing) and Omar Cisneros and Roberto Skyers (athletics).

The most out-standing team was that of boxing, that ended up National Champion in the recent tournament held at the local Ivan Hidalgo Funes Auditorium.

In the meeting, where Oscar Braison and Yaima Velásquez were chosen best sportsmen and sportswoman of the year 2009, in Camagüey; the wrestling was voted the sport of the year of this Cuban province.


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