Yarisley Silva earns Cuba’s First Medal in Athletics World Championship
Cuban Yarisley Silva won the gold medal in the women’s pole vault, with new record of 4.60 meters in the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz .
Barrientos Memorial Athletics match was concluded with the records set by Sahily Diago in the 800 meters and pole vaulter Yarisley Silva.
Cuban vaulter Yarisley Silva reaffirmed her class this week with a good start of the season after beating in the Drake Relay competition, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cuba will take part in the 3rd stage of the Diamond League in the city of New York with three athletes, as confirmed by Daniel Osorio, technical coach of the Cuban track and field team Friday.
Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva holds today the championship title from the “Pole Vault in the Mall” contest held in the U.S. city of Des Moines, with a four meters, 82 centimeter leap.
Cuban Yarisley Silva grew big in London 2012 by soaring over 4, 75m and obtaining the silver medal in the women’s pole vault final, even ahead of Russian star Yelena Isinbayeva, the best ever in this specialty.