According to Norge Marrero, director of High Performance at the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) there are still some athletes with chances of participating in this Summer Games: the 4×400 relays in track and field, a diver, two swimmers and a cyclist.
Marrero said those berths are granted depending on the world ranking of each sport.
Also, he said, the Cuban volleyball team (m) has a chance at the Olympic qualifier tournament in Germany, and two beach volleyball couples (m and f) that will try to make it at the North, Central America and the Caribbean tourney to be held in Mexico.
Track and field is the sport with more sportspeople qualified with 33, followed by wrestling (12), judo (9), boxing (8), rowing (6), kayack (6), cycling (4), sport shooting (4), weightlifting (4), taekwondo (3), diving (2), swimming (1), table tennis (1) and archery (1).
On the training the Cuban delegation has received, Marrero said that “it has been satisfactory, but, as you know, the Olympic Games are the most demanding sports event in the world”.
He added that “all countries want to achieve great results, just like us, and our athletes are aware of that and are making great efforts in that regard”.
Taken from AIN