THE CUBAN Yarisleydi Cirilo won her first Pan American Games crown today, winning the A final in the C1-200 meters at Laguna Grande San Pedro de la Paz, headquarters of the Santiago 2023 regattas.
The Cuban, world champion and multiple medalist, dominated the time trial with a time of 45.87 seconds, leaving the Chilean María José Maillard (46.18) and the Canadian Sa Jensen (46.87) on the remaining steps of the podium.
“The promise is a debt. I said that I will win the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games and that’s how it happened. “This is very inspiring and what better gift for the centenary of José Ramón Fernández than this victory, also for our country,” he said. JIT just from the cold waters of Concepción.
The regatta was not easy, but I did what I usually do: I rowed hard to the finish line. The weather was fine and the wind favorable. In recent days he has been showering on the side and is quite annoying. I knew I was going to win, it was the last competition of the year and I had to train to win. “I handle this favoritism thing very well,” he added with a smile.
The Island’s other medal on this date came from the boat of José Ramón Pelier and Javier Regueiro, third in the C2-500 with a time of 1:43.66 minutes. The victory belonged to Canadians John Spence and Alix Plomteux with a time of 1:42.12.
In the K1-500, Yurieni Guerra finished fourth in the A final with a time of 1:55.07 minutes. Michelle Russell (CAN) crossed the finish line first in 1:51.25.
An even finish in the K2-500 left Robert Benítez and Yan Carlos Samé in eighth place, the last, with a time of 1:36.94. Once again the Canadians dominated here through Ian Gaudet and Simon Mctavish.
The last A final of the day, the K4-500, was won by Mexico in a time of 1:34.73 minutes. The Cuban boat of Madelén Heredia, Daylen Rodríguez, Yurieni Guerra and Camila Cuello finished fourth with 1:36.97.