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Cuban athlete among the best Paralympic athlete of the last 10 years


HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 4 (ACN) Cuban sprinter Omara Durand will be in the final vote Saturday against British cyclist Sarah Storey in the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) social media poll, which focuses on the most significant moment in the Paralympic Games over the last decade.

Durand reached the final with 94 votes out of 125 issued to overwhelmingly defeat the Italian cyclist Alex Zanardi, in an organogram based on 16 relevant performances in London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, the digital edition of JIT sports publication reported Friday.
The athlete from the Santiago de Cuba province (eastern Cuba) distinguished herself in Rio de Janeiro with three gold medals and two world records in the 100 meters (m) T12 (weak deep visual) and 400 m with 11.40 and 51.71 seconds, respectively.
She also has the world ranking in the 200m with 23.03 seconds, and was listed on the IPC website and on Twitter to vote for her three crowns in the Brazilian competition and for not losing any competition since 2011 in events at all levels.
Durand achieved his first two Paralympic titles in London 2012 by winning in 100 and 400 m T12. She could repeat the golden triplet in Tokyo.
Now the Cuban will face Britain's Storey in the final challenge, who has won 25 medals to become the most awarded woman in her country.
Since last August 25, just one year before the start of the event in Tokyo, the IPC has published reviews of the 16 greatest moments of the Paralympic Games in the last decade.

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