Sancti Spiritus Hurdles Athlete Qualifies for London Olympics

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Amaury Valle added to the Cuban athletics representation in the upcoming 2012 London Olympics by winning the 400 meters hurdles in the field and track meeting held recently in Havana.

The latest run for Sancti Spiritus Valle had an outstanding sprint and his final goal is now set in London, in the next summer, as he was catapulted to the list of Cuban athletes participating in the Olympic rendezvous.

In the recently held Havana’s Athletic Meeting, an event called in the context of the 100th anniversary of the sport in Cuba, Valle made it in 49, 22 seconds, setting a personal record, qualifying as mark A for the discipline and beating current champion of the Pan American Games, Cuban Omar Cisneros (50, 40).

To complement his training for the momentous event, the athlete from Sancti Spiritus province is expected to participate in the Ibero-American Athletics Championship, to take place in Venezuela, and then he will have a preparation period in Europe.

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