Cuba fights to keep first place in Veracruz
- Submitted by: Camila
- 11 / 27 / 2014
Cuba is in the first place at the medal board in Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, beating Mexico for two gold medals. The Cuban Mijaín Lopez, double Olympic champion and five-time world champion, will look for the gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Lopez, flagship of the delegation of Cuba, try to reach the crown missing in his brilliant career in 130 kilograms; while among women will be action in the categories of 48, 53 and 58 kilos freestyle.
Wednesday in athletics Cuba will compete in several finals; with the presence of Cuban athletes, as the case of Roberto Janet and Reinier Mejias in the hammer throw, discus throwers Yaimé Perez and Denia Caballero, and Rujaine Coto, in the 100 meter hurdles.
Lesyanis Mayor and Dianelis Dutil seek medals in the high jump; like Lisneydis Veitía and Daisiuramis Bonne, in the 400 m level, while Yudileyvis Castillo will compete in five thousand meters.
Also will compete Yunior Diaz and Alaín Sotolongo, in the long jump; Nairobis Vicet as Zurián Hechavarría will try to climb the podium in the 400 m hurdles. Yorgelis Rodríguez will begin his participation in the heptathlon.
Another discipline in action will badminton, in which four Cubans will compete in the individual classification, including Osleni Guerrero, serious contender for the gold medal.
In boxing, Yosvany Veitía of the 52 kilos, and Lazaro Alvarez (60) collide gloves with Venezuelan Eduard Bermudez and Jose Diaz, respectively, for the pass to the final; and with the same goal Roniel Iglesias (69) will rival the host Marvin Cabrera.
Also present in the semifinals Julio Cesar La Cruz (81), against local fighter Rogelio Romero, and Yohandi Toirac (91) to Edgar Munoz, Venezuela.
In basketball, the men's team from the Caribbean island looking for their second win when they face strong cast of Puerto Rico; and football together manly face Mexico in the semifinals.