Cuba to Attend Mexico Paralympic Championships

Prensa Latina News Agency

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Cuba will be represented by two athletes in ecah of the categories. (Photo taken from

These events were re-scheduled by the International Paralympic Committee due to the September 19th earthquake occured in Mexico

Cuba will be represented at the World Swimming and Weightlifting Championships for Disabled Athletes in Mexico City from November 27 to December 7, it was published in Havana.

In swimming, Cuba will be represented by Paralympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Disabled Pan Panamerican Champion in 2015, Lorenzo Perez, who will compete in 100 meters, category S-6, and Juan Castillo (S-9) in the butterfly style.

The representatives in weightlifting will be Onínger de Jesús Dreke (88 kg) and Leydis Rodríguez (41 kg), who got the 4th and the 6th place in Rio de Janeiro, respectively.

Danoy Valdés, the technical director of the department of sports for disabled athletes of the Cuban Institute of Sports, said that the prediction is that both weightlifters end among the best four of the planet.

These events were going to be celebrated simultaneously from September 30, but the earthquake in September 19th occured in Mexico, forced the international Committee Paralímpico to postpone the date.


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