OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
President Díaz-Canel greets the winning athletes. Photo: Ricardo López Hevia
Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday attended the awards ceremony honoring the country’s best athletes of 2018.

Yaime Perez, selected as the best female athlete, told Granma that the recognition motivates her to fight for better results and to further enhance the nation’s sports tradition. She confirmed her commitment to prepare for upcoming challenges such as the 2019Pan American Games in Lima and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In addition to the Cuban President, Antonio Becali, head of INDER, the Cuban Institute for Sports, Physical Education, and Recreation, and Roberto León Richard, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee, athletes, sports legends, coaches, and officials attended the event.

The activity was especially dedicated to the Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, our greatest champion, who with his ideas and efforts ensured that sports in Cuba is a true right for all.