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The eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas will be the venue for the upcoming national, first category, male weightlifting championship.

The event, which will be held at the local Leonardo McKenzie Grant sports hall, will bring together athletes from all the country's provinces, as well as members from the national team, who are now in the last stage of their training to participate in this year's Rio de Janeiro Pan Am Games.

Among of the lifters expected to attend the Las Tunas championship are, Matanza province's Sergio Alvarez"world champion in the 56 Kg class at the 2006 Santo Domingo Championship"and locals Adan Rosales (62 Kg) and Yohandrys Hernandez (94), who have both swept with the three titles of the 2nd Games of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, currently being held in Venezuela.

Taking part in the national competition will also be Alberto Pupo (+105 Kg), who recently won 6 gold medals in the Junior Pan American Weightlifting Championship and the Manuel Saurez in Memoriam international tournament that took place in the western city of Matanzas.

Las Tunas has good conditions to rank among the first places in the team category since it will take three top-rate men to the competition, as well some young athletes, who have already stood out in their categories.

Source: Periodico26

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