Havana, Friday 24 de May de 2019 07:34 am

Cuba shone in the 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games

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HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 21 (acn) Cuba won yesterday one gold and one silver medal thus finishing its outstanding performance in the 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games, which closing ceremony will be today in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The title came through girl Irina Lopez in the F10 long jump event when reaching 4.40 meters, leaving behind Australian Laura Katelyn Butler (4.31) and Burkina Faso´s Rose Marie Ragnagnewende, also with a leap of 4.31 meters.
Shortly after, the runner Mandy Mojena excelled by crossing second the finish line in the M11 800m race with time of 2: 04.05 minutes, in an event won by Zimbabwe´s Shephard Patrick (1: 59.83), while the third place went to Saudi Thamer Ahmed (2: 07.68).
Cuba was also present yesterday through swimmer Katiuska Patino, who ranked sixth in the F07 50m backstroke contest.
The small Cuban delegation, made up by only eight athletes, earned a total of 11 medals (3-5-3), plus two fourth, two fifth, two sixth and one seventh seat.
In the sports, there was highlight to powerlifting with balance of two gold, two silver and one bronze medal; and athletics (1-3-2), while swimming could not reach the podium.
Woman powerlifter Yaritza Parrado, with two crowns and same number second spots, was the best athlete of the Cuban delegation that will arrive home next Saturday.
Also stood out the men Mandy Mojena with two silver medals (400 and 800m) and Roberto Fernandez who added one silver (100m) and a bronze (long jump).

 

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