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Cuban women´s long relay to be in Rio Olympics

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Cuban women´s long relay to be in Rio OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jul 29 (acn) Cuba officially announced the inclusion of the women´s 4x400 m relay of the track team overlooking the Olympic Games, to be held from August 5 to 21 in this city.

Nigeria´s withdrawal granted Cuba the sixteenth and final ticket, with average time of 3: 29.54 minutes, confirmed the technical direction of the Caribbean delegation.
This result emerged from the 3: 28.15 set by the Cuban quartet at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, and the 3: 30.94 achieved in the IAAF World Relays contest organized that same year in Nassau, Bahamas.
Gilda Casanova, Roxana Gomez, Daysiurami Bonne and Evelyn Cipriano will be the new enrollees in a group that already included Lisneidy Veitía and Sahily Diago, owners of individual tickets in the 800 meters event.
The qualifying ranking is led by the United States with 3: 19.41 minutes, and according to experts, advancing to semifinals would be a good performance for Cuba, which raised to 120 the number of contestants in the Olympics, 43 of them in athletics.
The athletics tournament in Rio will be from August 12 to 21 at Joao Havelange stadium and will have among its main attractions the pole vaulter Yarisley Silva and discus thrower Denia Caballero, both universal champions.

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