Cuban athletics on Wednesday in Guadalajara in search of marks for Paris

Cuban athletics on Wednesday in Guadalajara in search of marks for Paris
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12 June 2024
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Several Cuban athletes will return to the slopes this Wednesday during the XXIII edition of the Ciudad de Guadalajara (Spain) athletic meeting, in search of qualification marks for Paris -2024.

Pan American champions Sahily Diago (800m), Yunisleidy García (100m), Yoandys Lescay (400m), and long jumpers Hayla González, Maikel Vidal and Léster Lescay will meet at the well-known "Fuente de la Niña" Athletics Stadium. the latter independent of the Cuban Athletics Federation (FCA).

For Yunisleidy (24 years old) it will be his first race abroad after running three times in the Pan American Stadium in Havana with discreet times that have been around 12 seconds, very far from the 11.08 that he set in 2023, with which he astonished the fans. experts and broke Liliana Allen's old Cuban record (11.07).

The student of José Feliciano Biliers remains within the Olympic qualification zone by ranking, but she has had to overcome some health setbacks in recent times and is looking for her optimal form for Paris.

Yoandys Lescay (30 years old) is out of the classification zone and to be in the French capital he is practically obliged to improve the minimum mark required by World Athletics (45.00 flat), coincidentally his personal best, achieved at the Rio Olympic event. 2016.

In Guadalajara, the student of Yaseen Pérez Gómez will once again receive the favorable rivalry of the Olympic and world runner-up, the Colombian Anthony Zambrano, who after leaving behind several injuries is also looking for a time that will put him in Paris.

Another one in need of improving the required Olympic mark (1.59.30) is the Pan American 800m champion, Sahily Diago (28 years old), who will have her third race of the season in Europe.

After shining in 2023 with the title in Santiago de Chile, Francisco Ayala's student had to overcome an injury and is also outside the Olympic classification zone by ranking.

The remaining Cubans registered are the talented 20-year-old long jumper Hayla González (6.65m), as well as jumpers Maikel Vidal (8.12) and Léster Lescay (8.28).

For Vidal and Hayla, students of Professor Iván Izaguirre, it will be their second and first competition in Europe, and they will go in search of a great result that will open the doors of Paris.

So far, Cuban athletics has 9 figures classified for the next Olympic event.

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