Cuban gymnasts Manrique Larduet and Randy Leru won bronze medals in the finals of parallel and horizontal bars, respectively, in the final day of the 2016 World Challenge Cup in Anadia, Portugal
Larduet, who had won both apparatus in the qualifying round, ranked third in parallel bars with score of 15,600 units, while in horizontal bar he finished fourth (15,100), behind his countryman Leru (15,150), according to the official website of the contest.
In parallel bars, Manrique was beaten by Azeri Oleg Stepko (15,800), and Colombian Jossimar Calvo (15,165), while in horizontal bar, Randy escorted Calvo (gold / 15,275, and Japanese Kazuyuki Takeda (silver / 15,225).
In addition, in the women’s event the also Cuban Marcia Videaux said goodbye without medals when finishing seventh on balance beam, with 12,275, after being crowned on Saturday in the vault event with an excellent score of 14.925.
That specialty was won by Brazilian Flavia Saraiva (gold / 15,125), followed in that order by her compatriot Rebecca Andrade (silver / 14,125) and Chinese Jiaqi Lyu (bronze / 13,875).
With this performance, Cuba says goodbye to its last official competitive event, before attending with these athletes the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics with one gold and two bronze medals.
The three gymnasts will return to Cuba to continue their preparation, which also includes a training base at the headquarters of the summer event, from July 17 to August 1st.