Havana, Monday 17 de June de 2019 05:06 pm

Zimbawe´s Minister acknowledged quality of Cuban sports

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HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 13 (acn) Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe´s Minister of Youth, Sports, Art and Recreation, , recognized Cuba's progress in sports during a meeting with Carmelina Ramirez, ambassador of the Caribbean country to that African nation.
 
According to the Cuban diplomatic mission in Harare, Ramirez made a courtesy visit to Coventry, a retired prominent athlete appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last September 8th.
 
Known by her successes as a swimmer, Coventry won seven medals in Olympic Games, including two gold in 200 meters backstroke in Athens 2004 and London 2008, plus four silver and one bronze medals.
 
When appointed, the 34-year-old minister was a member of the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), vice-president of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee and member of the IOC Athletes Commission.
 
In the meeting, Coventry recognized the talent and dedication of Cuban athletes in different sports such as volleyball, boxing and athletics, and mentioned with special affection to volleyball player Mireya Luis, with whom she coincided in the IOC Athletes Commission.
 
She also pointed out the importance of creating the synergies that allow continuing strengthening cooperation between Zimbabwe and Cuba, specifically in sports and arts.


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