I Junior Pan American Games: Cuba's epic victory over Brazil in women's handball debut!

Cuba beats Brazil in the youth handball debut of the continental event. Photo: https://www.calivalle2021.com/.

A great goal from Jennifer Amanda Toledo, gave Cuba the victory 30×29 in an epic handball match in the debut of this sport in the I Junior Pan American Games of Valle-Cali 2021, when there are still a couple of days left for the official opening of this continental event.

The Ivan Vassilev Todorov Coliseum of the National Sports School witnessed a Antillean comeback after falling 15-16 in the first set and be down by three units on the 40th minute of the game.

The girls of Villa Clara coach Jorge Coll grew late when Lilianis Rosabal tied the challenge just one minute from the final whistle and nothing could stop the momentum of the Creoles, against a rival who is a wide favorite of the specialists to win the gold medal of this event, having in his record nine of the 12 junior Pan American championships that have been held since 1993.

Toledo, hired this year by the Club Remudas Rocasa, from Gran Canaria, Spain, took all the credit for Cuba by scoring 13 times, and for the Brazilians Fernando Paulino de Lima was the most outstanding with six goals.

This Wednesday at 7.40 pm the Antilles will face Paraguay, a crucial challenge for the aspirations of both teams to obtain their ticket to the semifinals.

In the morning hours, the girls of group A made their debut. The Chilean team scored its first two points by defeating the Colombian hosts 32×26, game where ten of its players scored at least one goal.

Gabriela Belén Mullen with seven and Valeska Andrea Lovera with six, were the top scorers for the “Lobas”; While for those at home, Silvia Fabily Córdoba took the credit with 10 balls sent to the bottom of the net of the rival goal.

In the second turn, in an exciting challenge, Mexico and Argentina had to settle for a tie at 32 goals, after consuming the two 30-minute halves that are played in this sport.

For the Aztecs, their captain Gemma Fernanda Leal scored nine goals, including the one that guaranteed the equalizer in the last minute, and Martina Lang scored eight times for the South Americans.

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I Junior Pan American Games: Cuba debuts this Tuesday with women’s handball

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