Havana, January 25 (RHC)-- Cuban diver Anisley Garcia is expected to arrive in the Russian city of Kazan in early February, having been invited to train at the international water sports center located there.
The queen of ornamental diving in the recent First Junior Pan American Games of Cali 2021 will spend a one-year stay in Russia, as announced to JIT by national commissioner Milagros González, who also announced other news related to the national pre-selection held at the Baraguá Swimming Pool Complex.
"Attending that center sponsored by the international federation (Fina) should prove to be very beneficial. She will be able to develop her training plan in a more constant way and with first-class means, in addition to competing more frequently," Gonzalez acknowledged.
Tuti - as Anisley is called - will be the second Antillean invited to that school in the diving specialty. During 2021, Carlos Daniel Ramos prepared there, who took advantage of the opportunity to set up a diving program with higher degrees of difficulty.
A specialist on the platform and with good performances from the springboards, Garcia is the main figure of the island in a sport with results for decades. However, in recent seasons, the international participation of divers has been affected for various reasons.
The year that is beginning does not bring good news in that sense either, after the postponement of the Fukuoka world championship to 2023.
The qualifying event for the Central American and Caribbean Games of San Salvador 2023 seems to be the only competition to be faced, but it still has no definite date or venue.
The World Diving World Series is on the international calendar, with four phases between March and June, but access is by invitation and no Cubans are included.
Regarding the national team, the commissioner confirmed that the enrollment remains at 18 and it is already training at its headquarters in the Baragua Swimming Pool Complex. The technical team is directed by Hugo Pérez de Corcho and includes Yuderka Alemán, Víctor Manuel Toranzo, Dailet Valdés and María Elena Carmuza, the latter recently incorporated.
Precisely, Carmuza was the "discoverer" of La Tuti in the swimming pools of the Havana Sports City and led her to achieve her first results.
It was also learned that world medalist Jeinkler Aguirre, who is beginning his retirement process from active sports and has much to contribute to the younger generations, in addition to learning the profession of trainer, will soon join the coaching staff.
As for the commitments at home, it was learned that in early June they will hold the national championship, in which all the members of the pre-selection will be shown, in addition to guests from the provinces and the development center for young people that is based in the western province of Matanzas.