HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (acn) Cuban Angel Fournier won a bronze medal in the 2019 World Rowing Cup II, with stage in the Malta Lake of the Polish city of Poznan, competition attended by 823 athletes from 45 countries.
Fournier, sixth place in the Rio 2016 Olympics and multi-medalist in world cups and championships, proved to be recovered from the ailments he suffered with this third seat, with time of 07: 24.790 minutes.
Danish Sverri Nielsen (07: 21.960) earned the crown, while Belarusian Pilip Pavukou (07: 24.100) was the runner-up in this men´s single sculls event.
Three other Cuban boats, made up by Boris Guerra and Adrian Oquendo and Aimeé Hernandez and Yariulvis Cobas in the men´s (M2x) and women´s (W2x) double sculls respectively; and Carlos Ajete and Jesus Rodriguez in the men´s coxless pair, also attended this major contest but none of them managed to reach the finals.
All these Cuban rowers will continue their training towards Lima 2019 Pan-American Games on European soil through a training base in Italy until July 15th.
Cuba will compete in the Peruvian capital in 13 out of the 14 rowing events, with the purpose of winning two gold, two silver and one bronze medal, with Fournier as its trump card as he would compete in three events (the single, double and quadruple sculls).
In the previous Pan-Am Games (Toronto 2015), the Caribbean island finished third by countries, with two gold, three silver and two bronze medals, behind Canada (8-1-2) and the United States (2-5-2).