MADRID, Spain.- The young Cuban sailors Iris Laura Manso and Carlos Miguel Expósito left the country and are in the United States.
As reported this Monday by Star Sailor League (SSL) Team Cuba, the Caribbean people “decided to leave for the United States and after several weeks they achieved their goal and lead a new life in the northern country.”
The Cuban athletes were part of the Pirates of the Caribbean team that will participate in the Star Sailor League World Cup to be held in Switzerland next June.
“Iris Laura Manso and Carlos Miguel Expósito will not be part of the SSL TEAM CUBA team. (…). The National Sailing Commission, together with Nélido Manso (father of Laura Manso and world champion), her captain, are working on selecting the new substitutes for the international competition”, explained the team on its website. Facebook.
The sports environment Play Off Magazine He specified that about two months ago the sailors “undertook the risky journey to reach the United States border and reunited with their relatives in that country.”
The departure of Iris Laura Manso and Carlos Miguel Expósito adds to the exodus of Cuban athletes, which has had a considerable increase in the last year.
At the beginning of this month, Fernando Dayán Jorge, Olympic canoe champion in Tokyo 2020, left the country.
The canoeist deserted the delegation with which he was traveling to Mexico for training.
The news was released by the National Canoeing Commission (CNC), which referred to the event as “a serious indiscipline that ruins years of intense work and aspects of the development strategy of that sport towards the Olympic cycles of Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028”.
Fernando Dayán Jorge, along with Serguey Torres, had been crowned Olympic champion in the C2 1000 test at Tokyo 2020; which represented the first gold of Cuban canoeing in the Olympics.
In addition, he won four silver medals and two bronze medals in the C2 1000 and C1 5000 events in world competitions.
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