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Cuba will attend with 16 athletes and a guide to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, to be held from August 24 to September 5, according to Jorge Reinaldo Palma, technical chief of the National Department of Sports for People with Disabilities.
Palma told the sports publication JIT that the Cuban delegation will also include executives, coaches, medical and paramedical personnel.

Cuba celebrated the advances of Lisandra Ordaz and Yasser Quesada to the second round in the Chess World Cup, underway in the Russian resort of Sochi, where Carlos Daniel Albornoz and Yerisbel Miranda failed to stay in competition.

Long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarría, triple jumper Liadagmis Povea, as well as the 800 meter runners Rose Mary Almanza and Sahily Diago, are the four Cubans who will compete today in the sixth stop of the Wanda 2021 Diamond League in athletics, to be held in Monaco.

Cubans Carlos Albornoz, Yasser Quesada, Lisandra Ordaz and Yerisbel Miranda have already arrived in the Russian resort of Sochi, where they will take part in the World Chess Cup starting next Monday.

Roberto Tamayo Martínez is a boy from Alquízar, in the province of Artemisa, who some time ago decided to wear taekwondo’s white dobok and learn a martial art based on kicks and fists right after he saw a sports exhibition when he was seven years old, according to his mother.

With the permission of boxing, known as the flagship of Cuban sport, wrestling and athletics are two of the disciplines that can give many joys to Cuba in the nearby Olympic Games in Tokyo, scheduled from July 23 to August 8 this year.

The Cuban baseball team defeated the local team of Curacao 7-0 on Wednesday to keep its unbeaten record in three games in the III Caribbean Cup, dedicated this year to the late president of the Cuban federation, Higinio Velez.

The Cuban men's basketball team will make its debut on July 2 against the Bahamas in the Basketball World Cup 2023 Americas pre-qualifiers held until July 4 at the José Adolfo Pineda National Gymnasium in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador.

There will be a large presence of Cubans at today's athletics meeting in the Spanish city of Castellon, where 11 representatives of the Caribbean nation will participate, led by long jumper Juan Miguel Echavarria and discus thrower Yaime Perez.

Sprinters Omara Durand and Leinier Savon lead the group of seven Cubans who have so far qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which will be opened on August 24.

Cuban discus thrower Yaimé Pérez, world champion in Doha 2019, won on Sunday the #TrueAthletes-Classics in Leverkusen, Germany, an athletics meeting in which she achieved a mark of 63.33 meters (m).

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