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The return of Larissa Pagan to training with the national archery team is one of the most promising news that the discipline has brought since qualifying for the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile. The 35-year-old Artemis veteran, with her return to the ring, in addition to the competitive genes and effort that have always characterized her, brings a dose of camaraderie that other members of the team have appreciated since the news broke. A few weeks ago.

Information about his return, which appeared in early May of this month, also became a breath of fresh air in preparation for the Central American and Caribbean Games, which he will not attend, but served as a guide for the triad created. up by her friend and colleague of the years, Maideniya Sarduy, as well as Liduveinis Sierra and Yaylin Paredes, who are members of the island team.

“It encouraged me to come back to be able to participate again in the activities of the international elite, and in turn it was useful, from my point of view, to help in teamwork with the goal of Central America. I want to emphasize that the time before this competition has been very short since my return and obviously I still have physical debts,” said the goalkeeper rebellious youth.

However, for the Pan American Games, the preparation period will be longer, since there are months left before the start of said competition, for this reason, Pagan is optimistic about his possible inclusion in the Cuban team that will participate there, and ensures that at least He will fight for the quota , as he will gradually carry out systematic training in order to arrive in full sportswear.

“It was a pleasure to shoot again with the experienced Maydenia Sarduy and the new characters Yaylin and Lidu, as we affectionately call her,” she admits, while at the same time warning that “in fact, everything is new and different in this return.” but the reception was great and spectacular every day on the shooting range.

“The passion I have for the sport is bigger than me, I have never been able to separate myself from archery; this opportunity presents a beautiful challenge. I feel very good and every day I cope with the physical activity that our coach Vladimir Quintas prepares for us,” adds a member of the team that won bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara.

Exactly Quintas also said Jr the meaning of Pagan’s return: “The return of Larisa depends on the situation in which we lost Elizabeth Rodriguez, our main figure, and we also have problems with working with the lower categories. Pagan is one of the best athletes I’ve worked with, competitive, very willing, she’s been asking me for her comeback for a long time and we decided to give her the opportunity.

“It takes very little time, but the amount of work he has mastered is impressive, something counterintuitive that speaks of its quality. The resources I could give him are not the best, with arrows that have already been dropped, but those that he has begun, and despite the fact that he still lacks this, because he has a physical debt, I think from here to the Pan American Games will give him a big boost for the team. My assessment is very good, based primarily on his character, ”said the Cuban national team coach.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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