The capital Daniela Ciara Vega leads the Cuban squad that will represent Cuba in the I Junior Pan American Games, agreed between November 25 and December 5 in the Colombian city of Cali.
“This weekend we did the control among the shortlisted and the performance evaluation of the one a little more than a week ago carried out also in the circuit of the La Guayaba dam, due to the Monumental coming, was added to them,” Alejandro Puerto told JIT, President of the Cuban Sports Federation.
They will accompany the experienced Daniela by the girls Isabel Rodríguez Silveiro and by the boys Alejandro Rodríguez Diez and Kevin Milián González.
Ciara has participated in multiple Central Caribbean and Pan American games and Alejandro was in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.
“Half of our athletes are the first time competing in an international event,” he said.
“They came out of a preselection of 8 boys and will go with coaches Andrés Cruz Méndez, from the national team, and Carlos Rafael Rodríguez, from Villa Clara,” he said.
“It remains for us to define the order of departure and closing of the mixed relay. We must practice that,” the national commissioner also added.
Although the main objective is to value the most prominent of the quarry, the most experienced triathletes aim to be among the first 15 in both sexes.
“It’s tough, but he trains to compete and with Daniela and Alejandro we can fight,” concluded Puerto.
The members of the triathlon team from Cuba to the Games are preparing attached to the sanitary hygiene measures by the “bubble” system based at the Giraldo Córdova Cardín High Performance Athletes Training School, in the capital.
(With information from JIT)