Leyanis Perez is one of Cuba’s main hopes for the World Cup in Budapest. Author: World Athletics
The sports calendar for 2023 provides for the last segment before the World Championships in this discipline, which, due to reasons related to the coronavirus and events postponed during the stages of the greatest infection, will be held again this year – in 2022, the appointment took place in Eugene, USA. States-, in what will be the pre-Olympic event in Paris 2024. Cuba, in order to get to Budapest, the venue of the event, with chances for medals, included several of its main figures in the rallies and parades of the League. Diamond.
Now that the championship, which is due to take place from August 19 to 27, is closer, in addition to efforts to send athletes to Europe, the National Commission for Discipline has also announced the Cuba Cup, which starts exactly today at the Pan-American Stadium in the eastern part of Havana and will end on Sunday the 21st, with the participation of experienced athletes, but above all an important group of young people who will have the opportunity to measure their talent during these four days.
In addition, in the official information sent by the Commission itself to the press, it became clear that in the last days of May, some Cubans will compete abroad. The first to do so will be high jumper Luis Enrique Zayas on the 26th in Jaen, Spain, and on the 27th Alejandro Parada will go long jump at the Chinese Taipei Rally. On the 28th, at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, the island will be represented by shamrocks Leyanis Peres and Liadagmis Povea.
On the same day, but at the Forbach Meeting, Germany, Rose Marie Almansa will enter the track in the 800 meters (m), Roxane Gomez in the 400 meters, Scheiner Reinfo in the 100 meters and Christian Napoles in the triple jump. Meanwhile, on the last day of the month, Gómez, Almansa and Reinfo are booked, along with discus thrower Silinda Morales, for a meeting in Montreuil, France.
June also has a busy program for local athletics as triple jumper Lazaro Martinez will appear in the Diamond League group in Florence, Italy on the 2nd, with fellow Christian Napoles, Eduardo Napoles (pole), Gracie Robles and Kaylie Linet Perez (running 100m Hurdles) will be at the José Luis Hernandez Memorial in Pamplona, Spain.
The participation of Zayas and Silinda in the Meeting in Udine, Italy, is scheduled for June 3rd, and a day later, Povea, Lejanis, Parada, Roxana, Reginfo and Eduardo in Lucca, a town in the country beyond the Alps. Similarly, on the 13th of the same month, Zayas will return to the ring in Kadlo, Czech Republic.
Others may be added to these commitments in the coming days as registrations close and additional competitions are agreed. All this, of course, is included in the plan for the development of this sport and to try at least once to climb the podium of the World Cup in Budapest.
Source: Juventud Rebelde