Cuba Achieves 303 Tickets to Guadalajara
- Submitted by: manso
- 06 / 28 / 2011
2011.06.28 - 09:21:38 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu / Havana, Cuba.- Only three months and 15 days left to the beginning of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara on October 14, Cuba has already over 300 athletes qualified, some 303 tickets thus far.
The Cuban sports delegation to the Jalisco state in Mexico may have up to nearly 400 members as there is a group of them who need to qualify and /or the participation of some of them should be decided.
For instance, in an interview with Norge Marrero, director of the high-performance department of the National Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Institute (INDER), we knew that there are 81 track and field athletes who registered the minimum required marks for the upcoming competition. However, only two of them could take part in each event.
Moreover, there are other specialties in which we have up to four competitors with the required marks. No doubt, our Athletics will take a large delegation.
Other sports disciplines to be part of the Cuban delegation include Shooting, Rowing and, in fewer quantity, Triathlon, Diving and Tennis.
We reiterate our intention to have a 400 members delegation in Guadalajara and we are expecting to hold the second place by nations of the event´s medal table.
It is our opinion that sports disciplines such as Athletics, Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Weight lifting, Canoeing, Shooting and Rowing, among other sports, will contribute with medals for the Cuban delegation, about 50 or up to 65 golden ones, according to our editorial desk´s unofficial estimation, if some factors are favorable during the event.
The Pan American Games in Guadalajara will be a magnificent sports-level competition. Therefore, there are many countries that are preparing properly for the event such as Brazil, Mexico and Canada as they also aspire to achieve places from second to fifth. However, we do believe that the second place will be for Cuba.
Cuba´s qualified sports for the competition include Baseball, Canoeing, Fencing, Hockey, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, Weight lifting, Softball, Archery, Karate, Sailing, Pentathlon, Volleyball, Roller skating, Taekwondo, Boxing, Judo, Soccer, Cycling, Wrestling, Swimming, Table tennis and Badminton. By Diego Méndez Calero
Translation: Juan Carlos Caballero Puig