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  • 11 / 25 / 2014

Cuba will have new options to achieve gold medals in athletics at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games. Among the main contenders are Yipsi Moreno and Yurisleydi Ford in the hammer throw; Yarisley Silva in the pole vault and discus thrower Jorge Fernandez, all of them at the finals of their modalities.

Yordanis García will compete in the decathlon; while in the 100 m level to females will compete in the semifinals Arialis Gandulla.

Yanier Carrero and Luis Yadier, will try to reach the final of hectometre; mean while Nairobis Vicet will look to be included among the top eight in the 400 meter hurdles.

In boxing four Cuba pugilists will try to achieve medals, including champions in London 2012, Robeisy Ramirez, in the 56 kg and Roniel Iglesias (69).

Ramirez will rival Joshuanthony Ortiz, Puerto Rico, and Iglesias will contrary to Alberto Puello, from Dominican Republic.

Another representative from the Caribbean island, Santiago Amador (49), will be in the ring with Yuberjen Martinez from Venezuela; and world runner Yasnier Toledo (64) rival Eduardo Sanchez from Costa Rica.

Leuris Pupo, gold medalist in London 2012, will be at the final of the rapid fire pistol 25 meters, specialty that has real chances of reaching the crown; and badminton, Cuba will face Barbados in mixed groups.

In team sports, the men's hockey face in discussing the title with Trinidad and Tobago; and the water polo preliminary Cubans casts will be measured with Mexico, in both sexes.

Source: AIN

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