The presentation of the Cuban delegation to the I Caribbean Games, in Guadeloupe, took place this Thursday morning at the Ciudad Deportiva, with the participation of the general director of High Performance of the Inder, José Antonio Miranda, sports representatives included in the competitive program and the specialized press.
The multi-sport event scheduled for June 29 to July 3 will be attended by 58 Cuban athletes in 60 of the 67 events calledwith the aim of evaluating the reservation towards the 2028 and 2032 Olympic cycles, “and some athlete who has potential for the 2024 Paris Games.
“We will also seek continuity in the development of the new generations of athletes, allowing a correct transition to the next level. Athletics will have 19 representatives, swimming 11, judo six, cycling eight, basketball 3×3 four and futsal, 10Miranda specified.
The Cuban entourage is made up of athletes between 15 and 23 years old, with the average age being 19 years old. Representatives from all the country’s provinces and 30 municipalities were included in the selection.
Miranda noted that 3.1% of athletes (25) participated in the I Junior Pan American Gameseleven of them were medalists, six in athletics and five in judo, these disciplines being the ones with the main possibilities.
about judo Cubadebate spoke with Andrés Tanño, national methodologist: “We will participate in Guadalupe with six judokas, three of each sex. Five of them already gained experience in the I Junior Pan American Games, de Cali, where two golds, two silvers and two bronzes were achieved, in addition to third place in the team event.
“This makes clear to us a strength that commits us to an important sporting result, without ruling out that the Dominican Republic is in the area, with a lot of tradition, as well as not The possibility that Guadeloupe, being a French territory, could attend with judokas from the French sports federation who do not necessarily have to live in Guadeloupe, is ruled out.. Nonetheless, our athletes are prepared,” he added.
Regarding athletics, we learned from the sporting glory Yarelis Barrios that “it is a fairly young delegation, but it has prepared very well. They have participated in several European tournaments and most have broken their personal bests”.
The Cuban delegation to the Caribbean Games will leave for Guadeloupe on June 28 on a charter flight and will return on the 4th, after closing on Sunday the 3rd.