Para-athletes Robiel Yanquiel Sol and Felipa Hechavarria will carry the Cuban flag on Colombian soil. Author: Roberto Morejon Guerra
A delegation of inexperienced athletes who will travel to Bogotá, Colombia to compete in the 5th Parapan American Youth Games have been given the national flag to accompany them to this continental event, which will begin on June 2 and end on the 12th of the same month. .
Responsible for carrying the flag were Paralympic champion and world record holder in long jump Robiel Jankiel Sol (T46) and his colleague Felipa Hechavarria, who received it from Ariel Sainz, Vice President of Inder.
In an action that took place at the Cerro Pelado High Performance Athlete Training School (Esfaar), Adelvis Durán read out the commitment of the island’s athletes who will travel to the Colombian capital not only to win as many medals as possible. but make every effort on behalf of the country.
Raul Fornes Valenciano, Vice President of Inder, closed the event with a few words celebrating the self-sacrifice of this group of aspiring athletes, and also reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to continue to develop and support people with special needs so that they can also become homeland champions.
There will be a total of 21 athletes in Bogota, Cuba, divided into disciplines such as Para-Athletics (6), Para Swimming (5), Skydiving (3), Parajudo (1), Goalball (4) and Table Tennis (2).
In addition, sports such as boccia, football for the blind, computer football, sitting volleyball, basketball and wheelchair tennis were convened. More than 900 athletes from 21 countries will take part in the competition, all under the age of 21, according to official Panam Sports figures.
Source: Juventud Rebelde