The official farewell of the athletes was held August 25 at Revolution Square, when the Cuban flag that will accompany the delegation was received by outstanding Omara Durand
The activities of the Cuban delegation to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016 began on Tuesday with an artistic gala and a literary meeting at the recreational cultural center of the
National Association for the Blind (ANCI) in Havana.
The official farewell took place on August 25 at Revolution Square, when the Cuban flag that will accompany the delegation was received by outstanding athlete Omara Durand, Osmani Esquivel, of the National Department of the ANCI, told ACN on Monday.
He added that the island’s delegation is made up by 20 disabled
athletes, half of them of the ANCI, and the other part of the Cuban
Association of the Physically Impaired and Persons with Motor Problems (ACLIFIM), who will compete in athletics, swimming, judo, weightlifting and table tennis in wheelchairs.
Their departure for Rio de Janeiro has been scheduled for August 30, while the Cuban flag will be placed on September 3 in this Brazilian city, concluded Esquivel.
The Paralympic Games will take place on September 8-18. Yunidis
Castillo, Dailis Rodriguez, Leonardo Days and Leinier Savon are among the athletes that will take part in the competition.