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Cuban discus thrower Yaime Perez won the gold medal on Sunday at the athletics meeting held in Hengelo, Netherlands, with a 65.91-meter throw, in an event that serves as preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

With their sights set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, eight Cuban judokas will strive to rise in the world ranking when they participate in the World Judo Championships, to be held on June 6 thru 13 in Budapest, Hungary.

Two-time world taekwondo champion Rafael Alba, from Santiago de Cuba, will compete in the Pan American Championship, which will begin on Wednesday in Cancun, Mexico, and will also feature Cuban Yadier Limonta in the 87-kilogram division.
The tournament will serve especially as a test for Alba, the only Cuban taekwondo athlete to qualify for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Despite hitting 10 hits and playing immaculate defense, the Cuban baseball team fell today 5-6 to Venezuela and saw how its action in Group B of the Pre-Olympic Tournament of the Americas in Florida, United States, got complicated.

The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) denounced irregularities that it considered unacceptable in the context of the pre-Olympic tournament of the Americas, hosted by the city of West Palm Beach, in the U.S. state of Florida.
The following is the full note, sent to the authorities of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC), and published by the Jit newspaper in its digital edition.

The Cuban boxing team led by its captain Julio Cesar La Cruz, four-time world and Olympic champion, will travel today to the Mexican city of Aguascalientes, the second of its three destinations in a profitable tour of preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Cuban Baseball Federation informed that the player Cesar Prieto Echevarria left the delegation attending the pre-Olympic tournament in Florida, United States.

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