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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 10 / 24 / 2014

Four men and four women make up the Cuban table tennis team and will participate in the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz 2014. An excellent performance from the squad in both the Individual and in the team, doubles and mixed is expected.

The male cast is headed by Olympic and double winner in Cartagena de Indias 2006 Andy Pereira, the other guys are Jorge Moises Campos, also with global experience, Yohan Mora and Livan Martinez.

Meanwhile the women's team has Sandra Mustelier, Leisy Jimenez, Idalys Lovet and Lisi Castillo, the latter had an outstanding participation in the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011.

The men's team coach Leonel Pomares said the double male is really powerful, because the couple have Moses Pereira-who will be strong candidates for medals in the individual, in addition, mixed pairs formed by Mustelier-Moses and Jimenez Pereira are really strong too.

The main opponents, in both sexes, that Cuba will find are precisely the hosts, plus Dominican Republic, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Particularly the Dominican team has two nationalized Chinese figures, one in each sex.

The Cuban team will depart on November to Jalapa, where they held a training base for 15 days to adapt to the conditions of height of one thousand 400 meters above sea level, which influences even in flight of the ball, which must be developed, said Bode.

Source: ACN

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