Cuban delegation to World Parathletics Championships travels to Kobe

Cuban delegation to World Parathletics Championships travels to Kobe
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15 May 2024
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The star sprinter Omara Durand, multi Paralympic and world champion, along with Raciel Gonzalez, are part of the Cuban delegation already present at the World Parathletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, to be held on May 17 to 25.

Durand, owner of 14 gold medals in universal competitions in the T12 category (profound visual impairment), arrived on Monday in that Japanese city accompanied by her guide Yuniol Kindelan, and the experienced coach Miriam Ferrer.

Both go to this event with the aim of successfully defending their titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meters (m).

Winner of eight gold medals in Paralympic Games, the Cuban paratriathlete had some physical problems in recent months, which caused her absence at the Grand Prix stops in Xalapa, Mexico, and Marrakech, Morocco.

After her participation in Paris 2024, the queen of the athletics tracks must conclude her extraordinary sports career, and she will want to do so by repeating the three crowns won in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020, plus two in London 2012.

His teammate Gonzalez, double silver medalist in London 2012 (T46), won last April in the 100 m in Xalapa and will be looking to guarantee his ticket to the event to be held in France.

So far, Cuba has secured the Paralympic places of Omara, as well as long jumper Robiel Yankiel Sol (T47), world record holder in his event, and javelin thrower Uliser Aguilera (F13).

The winners of each discipline at the Kobe 2024 Parathlon World Championships will secure a direct ticket to Paris, as confirmed by the organizers on the event's official website.

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