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Cuban president highlights the election of Mijain Lopez as best Latin American athlete



HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 21 (ACN) Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted today on Twitter the election of Greco-Roman gladiator MijaIn LOpez as Best Male Athlete in the annual sports survey of the Prensa Latina news agency.

In his message, the president congratulated the Cuban wrestler, who this year, in Tokyo, was proclaimed Olympic champion for the fourth time.

Lopez received a total of 41 votes, surpassing Argentina's Lionel Messi, who came in second place in the category with 19 votes.

This survey, created in 1964, rewards the best athletes in Latin America and the Caribbean.

So far, the most winning athletes are Jamaican Usain Bolt (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), and Colombian Caterine Ibargüen (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).

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