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  • 03 / 06 / 2007

Yipsy Moreno

Cuban Yipsi Moreno broke the Cuban and Central American hammer throwing record with a throw of 75.64 meters, during a an international competition in Kingston, Jamaica, held this weekend.

The Olympic and world runner-up surpassed twice her 75.18m-record, in force since her victory in the 2nd Cuban Sports Olympiad in Havana, in April 2004.

"I am happy, but not satisfied. It has been a good season start and I have gained stability because this is the first time that I throw twice over my personal best", commented the 26-year-old athlete, of Camagüey, via electronic mail.

The twice world champion in Edmonton '2001 and Paris '2003 remains 10th in the World All-Time list, headed by Russian Tatyana Lysenko, who raised the world record to 77.80 m in August 2006.

Yipsi is readying to defend her Pan American title in the regional games, slated in Rio de Janeiro next July, and to pick her fourth world medal in the World Athletics Championship that will run in Japanese city of Osaka from August 25 through September 2.

The Best Cuban Sportswoman in 2003 is developing along with 15 other track and field figures a training camp at the Technological University of the Jamaican capital until March 12.

Such world champions as Zulia Calatayud (800 meters) and Osleidys Menéndez (javelin) stand out within the group.

Source: CubaSi

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