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Cuba won two gold medals in Sotteville International Meeting

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 17 (acn) Cuba earned two crowns and one silver medal in the 2019 Sotteville International Meeting, in France, with special highlight in the women´s discus throw event.

Yaime Perez snatched the world leader mark from her countrywoman Denia Caballero by scoring 69.39 meters, in addition to achieve two other universal remarkable attempts of 69.08 and 68.44.
Thus, the 2018 IAAF Diamond League champion improved in more than one meter her season best of 68.28m, which was reached last June 16, in Rabat, Morocco
Four days after that, Caballero had set the world leader shot when winning the Ibero-American Meeting of Huelva, Spain, with 69.20m.
Caballero, 2015 World and Pan-Am monarch, ranked second this time with another amazing shot of 69.08m, while the bronze medal went to the local Melina Robert-Michon (62.41m), Rio 2016 Olympic runner-up.
The other title of Cuba in this tournament went to woman pole vaulter Yarisley Silva, who also achieved her season best record with 4.70m and was escorted in the podium by French Olga Mullina and Italian Sonia Malavisi, who finished second and third respectively with identical mark of 4.40 meters.
Another outstanding performance by a Cuban athlete was set by Liadagmis Povea, who earned the silver medal in the women´s triple jump event in the Citta di Padova Meeting, in Italy, with amazing leap of 14.64 meters.
Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, global indoor and outdoor champion, was the winner with 14.87m, but Povea managed to surpass famous contenders such as Spanish Ana Peleteiro (14.47), Portuguese Patricia Mamona (14.37) and veteran Ukrainian Olha Saladukha (14.32).
Povea achieved her season best mark (14.77) two weeks ago and she aspires to climb to the awards podium in the coming 2019 Pan Am Games of Lima, Peru, where she will have very tough rivals in the aforementioned Rojas and Colombian Caterine Ibarguen, Olympic monarch and twice world champion.

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