Serguey Torres aims for Cuban medal in Tokyo canoeing

Serguey Torres aims for Cuban medal in Tokyo canoeing
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7 April 2020
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The main exponent of canoeing in Cuba, Serguey Torres, confirmed his aspirations to climb the podium at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, even though he is currently training at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

In statements to the weekly sports magazine Jit, the Cuban Institute of Sports' press media, Torres affirmed that he is keeping his dream of winning a medal alive in Tokyo, even more when the event will be his farewell as an active athlete.

Regarding the current epidemiological situation in the world and particularly in Cuba, Torres recommended his compatriots to comply with all sanitary measures to avoid contagion.

'We ask all Cubans to remain socially isolated, to stay at home to put an end to this Covid-19 pandemic that has changed our lives,' he told the media's website.

Torres, winner of nine medals in 11 World Senior Championships, his teammates Fernando Dayan Jorge and Ramon Pelier, as well as his coach Yosniel Dominguez, remained for 14 days in a medical center under clinical-epidemiological surveillance.

After arriving from Mexico, where they had a high altitude training base, he explained that they were transferred to the isolation center in Jagüey Grande, Matanzas, to rule out their infection by Covid-19.

Regarding their presence there, the Cuban canoeist assured that they received exquisite attention and catalogued the Cuban medical and paramedical personnel who attended them as eternal Olympic champions.


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