The Cuban delegation added one more member for its participation in the I Junior Pan American Games in Cali 2021, with the addition of a fencer, so that the sport of touchés will have three women and an equal number of men.
With this good news, the Island already has 168 athletes classified in 25 disciplines for the first continental multisport competition for young talents under 23 years of age, scheduled between November 25 and December 5. Of that figure, 71 correspond to the female branch and 95 to the male.
According to JIT, the six fencers will be chosen from a pre-selection of nine that are being trained at the Cerro Pelado High Performance Athletes Training School, in this capital.
The girls are Melisa Pérez in foil, Orquidia de la Caridad Ferrer in saber and Thalía Martínez in sword. Among the gentlemen are the floretists Alejandro Caraballo and Lekian David, the sablistas Christofer Frómeta and Daimel Quevedo; and the swordsmen Disley Romero and Jordan Ferrer.
Cuba’s qualifiers are divided between badminton (2f and 2v), handball (14-14), baseball (22v), boxing (7v), boating (1-1), cycling (4-4), diving (4-4). ), fencing (3-3), rhythmic gymnastics (7f), judo (3v), karate (1v) and weightlifting (2-3).
There are also ballots in the greco (6v), free (6v) and female (6) fights, swimming (5-4), artistic swimming (8-1), race skating (2v), figure skating (1v), modern pentathlon (2-2), rowing (2f), table tennis (2-2), taekwondo (2-2), shooting (1v), archery (1-1), triathlon (2-2), candles ( 2-1) and beach volleyball (2-2).
Lázaro Oliva, methodologist of the technical-methodological direction of Inder, recalled that there are still possibilities of places in athletics, judo and perhaps an invitation in tennis.
“As we have informed, we wait for the closing of the qualifiers in athletics on October 10, since Cuba has 35 representatives with brands. This sport has options to obtain the largest number of tickets, “he said.
Meanwhile, in the Colombian venues the organizational rhythm increases within two months of the sporting event, which 4,806 athletes must attend in the 28 sports of the competition program. In addition, 1,142 officials, 1,400 judges and 3,000 volunteers will take part.