The Cubans admitted their second defeat in the tournament against Greenland. Photo: Mink Author: NORSECA
Four years ago, the last participation of the Cuban team in the World Women’s Handball Championship took place. In Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, the Antilles made up Group A and failed to beat the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Angola and Slovenia. Then, in determining places from 21st to 24th, they beat Australia and Kazakhstan and took 21st place, the same place that was achieved in 1999 in Norway-Denmark and which represents the best historical position of our compatriots.
Starting this Monday, a group of women are competing for the only available ticket to the 2023 World Expo, which will take place from November 29 to December 17 in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Jorge Colla’s students are taking part in the Norca Tournament along with representatives from the USA, Mexico, Canada and Greenland, hosted in his capital Nuuk, until this Sunday.
The Cubans have not fared well so far and the path to qualification has been tortuous after initial setbacks against Mexico (26-32 on Monday) and the hosts (19-25 on Tuesday). They rested this Wednesday and had no choice but to win to keep their chances, they will take the field on Friday against Canada and the next day against the Americans.
After these two clashes, our country’s top scorer was Rosa Leal with 13 perforations, followed by Granma left-hander Gleynis Reyes (eight), Pinar del Río’s Arisleidi Marques (six) and Matanzas’ Dianni González (five). .
A few days before the start of this competition, the Antillean team held a training base in Brazil, where they played four friendly matches against the clubs Ser Unimed Sorocaba (one), Unisesumar/Agias Sarandi/Projeto Superacao (two) and Handebol Tiete/Biatex. (one), from 15 to 28 May in the municipality of Santa Barbara d’Este.
Source: Juventud Rebelde