Oscar Pino will be looking for gold in the Greek 130kg division, in which Mihain Lopez has won five times. Author: www
Wrestling, one of the sports that brings Cuba the most medals in all kinds of numerous competitions, will have a big responsibility at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador in 2023, helping our delegation to stay among the best in the area.
18 athletes divided into six Grecian and twelve Freestyle: six from the men’s sector and an equal number will have the difficult task of improving a five-year-old harvest in Barranquilla, Colombia, where 13 titles were won. , an amount that at the same time was three times the amount received in Veracruz in 2014.
With the aim of obtaining as many gold medals as possible, the head coaches of each team have formed highly competitive squads that will go to the capital of Cuscatleca with the highest aspirations.
Commanded by Raúl Trujillo and Hector Milian, the “classic” style will feature stars such as Olympic champion Luis Horta (67kg), three-time World Championship medalist Oscar Pino (130kg) who will take the position of Mihain López in the heavyweight division. In addition, multi-medalists of the continent Daniel Gregorich (87 kg) and Gabriel Rosillo (97 kg), as well as newcomers Kevin de Armas (60 kg) and Yosvani Peña (77 kg) will take part.
In the women’s freestyle, which has grown significantly in recent cycles under the leadership of Filiberto Delgado and Alexis Estrabao, world champion and Olympic junior champion Milaimis Marin (76 kg) and Yusneilis Gusman (50 kg) stand out. above all., silver at the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019 and bronze at the previous event in the Central Caribbean. Rounding out the women’s group are Laura Herin (53kg, gold at the 2021 Pan American Youth Games in Cali Valle), Angela Alvarez (53kg), Maria Santana (62kg) and Hangelen Llanes (62kg). .
Finally, Julio Mendieta and Jesús Rodriguez will guide the boys in wrestling, notable among them the reigning 2019 continental champions Alejandro Valdés (65kg) and Yurieschi Torreblanca (86kg), as well as the seasoned, Toronto Pan fair silver medalist. American Franklin Maren (74 kg). The Sextet is rounded out by two Pan American Youth Champions of Cali Valle 2021: Osmany Diversent (57kg) and Arturo Silot (97kg) and Ibrahim Torres (125kg).
Mikhain will go for the fifth title in Paris
As his teammates gear up for competition in the Central Caribbean, four-time Olympian Mihain Lopez also made headlines by announcing that next summer in Paris he will be seeking his fifth medal in the summer competition.
The horseshoe-shaped giant has already climbed into the top division of Greco-Roman wrestling (130 kg) at the stages of Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020 (takes place in 2021), and now he will strive to become the only a gladiator who wields a quintet of golden metals in these competitions.
López, who is also a five-time world champion (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2014) and a Pan American champion (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019), will arrive in the so-called Ciudad Luz very close to August 20, he will be 43 years old , a day that could become much more special if he achieves his goal, although it must be said that for him reaching the Olympic podium would already be a feat of legendary proportions.
Source: Juventud Rebelde