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  • 02 / 25 / 2015

Cuban Lisandra Guerra won a bronze medal in the keirin test during the World Cycling Championship held this weekend in Paris, France.

"The level is higher now than in 2013, when it was third in the same event," said Lisandra, who made a huge motivation for this third in a message from his mother after the ninth in the 500m time trial.

"He said maybe because I was making difficult a world medal and that got me deep inside. Today went with everything in the keirin, which is not my favorite specialty and the first thing I thought was in it, my dad, my husband and coach Florencio Pérez, for the unconditional support, "said the cyclist, who vomited twice before competing and even had some shortness of breath.

On its discrete positions in the other events he finished 18th in the speed-, acknowledged that yielded to the world's best, but also influenced arrive the day before, no time to adapt to the track. "It's a medal achieved with the heart," he said Lisandra, surpassed only Sunday by Australian Anna Meares and Dutch Shanne Braspennincx.

The second option medals for Cuba on the day of closing was young Marlies Mejias, fifth in the omnium with 149 points, after being again far behind in the race of elimination. "I'm happy with fifth place because it was well fought. I still have a lot in cycling and I will not stay with the desire of a world medal, "said exclusively through Facebook, while asked to greet, his grandmother Nancy Leyva.

Source: CubaDebate

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