Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva, London 2012 silver medalist, is gradually returning to the top on route to the Olympic Games in Río de Janeiro this August, having made several jumps over 4.60 meters (Ostrava, Czech Republic), 4.50m (Rabat, Morocco), 4.60m (Rome, Italy), the spectacular 4.84m (Birmingham, UK) and 4.65m in Zweibrucken, Germany, on June 12
The Cuban triple jumper leapt a distance of 17.56 meters to secure the gold medal on June 13
The Titan Tropic Cuba is a new version of the classic mountain bike race, the Titan Desert, held for over a decade now in Morocco’s deserts, dunes and mountains. The race will debut in western Cuba December 5-10, with the participation of up to 150 cyclists
The winners of the men’s marathon event received their medals during the closing ceremony of the 31st Olympic Games in the legendary Maracaná Stadium
Reynier Mena (200 meters), Lisneidy I. Veitía (800m) and Yulenmis Aguilar (javelin) won gold during the 9th Under-23 North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championship
The competition featuring the island’s best road cyclists was won for the second consecutive year by José Mojica from Artemisa, who consolidated his overall victory after triumphing in the Topes de Collantes mountain stage and finishing in second place in the individual time-trial
CUBAN ATHLETICS LOOKING TOWARD RÍO
Sports is once again a hot topic in 2016. Río de Janeiro and its Christ the Redeemer will welcome more than 10,000 athletes competing in over 360 events August 5-21
42 year old Wilfredo Carbó from Havana and goalkeeper for the Cuban national squad, still feels the desire to go out on the pitch and face off against the most feared center in the world.
The event scheduled for January 22-24, 2016, in Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva sports complex, will see the participation of the best judokas on the planet
Erislandy Savon, Rolando Acebal and Javier Ibáñez were honored with three major awards instituted recently by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).