Cuban Hurdler Ortega Excluded from Cuban Team to Moscow

Hurdler Orlando Ortega, Olympic finalist in London 2012, was excluded from the Cuban team to the World Cup of Moscow, from August 10 to 18, confirmed today the Cuban Federation of Athletics (FCA).


Ortega was sanctioned by a serious indiscipline committed in the tour along Europe and will not be able to take part in any international competition, added Jorge Luis Sánchez, president of the FCA.

The 21-year-old Cuban athlete and sixth place in the London Olympic Games, will not compete in the Russian capital due to a sanction of six months and will keep on training in the Pan-American Stadium of this capital, without the right to compete in an international competition.

In accordance with Sánchez, Ortega and his coach, Kelvis Antúnez, will decline to take part in the World Challenge of Moscow, for which they were confirmed by the FCA.

He added that Antúnez, head of the technical group and son of prize-winning trainer Santiago Antúnez, remained separated from his functions as coach.

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