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Cuba's beach volleyball qualified on Sunday for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, when its pairs defeated the hosts Mexico in a three to win two series, in the closing of the Final of the North, Central America and Caribbean (Norceca) women's beach volleyball Continental Cup.

With a good pitching performance by starter Frank Madam, the Cuban baseball team defeated Peru 9-1 on Sunday and obtained its second victory in the III Caribbean Cup held in Curacao, dedicated this year to the late president of the Cuban federation, Higinio Vélez.

´As the best memory he takes to his grave´ is how Francisco "Pancho" Soriano values his presence at the Beijing Olympic Games (2008), where he arrived to support the media coverage of the event together with correspondents, reporters and narrators from over 200 countries.

Cuban weightlifters Leydis Rodriguez and Oniger Drake classified to Tokyo’s Summer Paralympic Games, as announced by the Department of Sports for the Physically Challenged at Cuba Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Institute.

Cuban Karel Guzman, a member of the U Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca club, won the title in the Romanian National Basketball League after beating Oradea in the best-of-five final series.

With the 15th place of Oniger Drake today in the division of up to 88 kilograms (kg), Cuba finished without medals in the World Para Powerlifting in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, a competition that closes the qualification for the Paralympics.

Cuban sport shooters Yenigladys Suarez and Marino Heredia were left out of the finals in the 25-meter (m) mixed sport pistol on Sunday, in their debut at the Shooting Para Sport World Cup held in Lima, Peru, the last qualifier for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Cuban judoka Kaliema Antomarchi will make her debut today in the sixth and penultimate day of the individual tournament of the World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, in search of medal and points for the Olympic ranking, with scenario in the Laszlo Papp Sports Arena.

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