Yarima García, seventh in the U-20 World Athletics Championships
Photo: Monica Ramirez

This Friday, the Pascual Guerrero stadium, in Cali, celebrated the penultimate day of the U-20 World Athletics Championship, in which Cuba was present in the finals of the hammer throw and the 200 meters.

The sprinter Yarima García finished in seventh place, with 23.46 seconds. Previously, she had twice beaten her time in the double hectometer. She arrived in Cali with a personal record of 23.82 seconds, which she lowered to 23.46 in the preliminary phase and to 23.40 in the semifinals.

Jamaican Brianna Lyston confirmed her favorite label, with the gold medal and a time of 22.65. Jayla Jamison (USA-22.77) and Alana Reid (JAM-22.95) completed the podium, both with personal bests.

The other finalist for Cuba was the auctioneer Leidis Viamonte, who got her pass to the final with a record of 58.99 meters, the twelfth best mark in the classification. Her personal best is 60.59 established in the Barrientos Memorial last June.

Viamonte reached the final phase with the most discreet brand of all. At the close of this edition, the competition resumed from the third round, after the actions were stopped due to rain. Until that moment, the Cuban was tenth, with 58.27 in her first attempt. In his second start he recorded 58.10.

The favourite, the Italian Rachele Mori, leader of the season with 68.04, led the race with 62.97 in her second attempt.

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