Thursday, February 29, 2024

Cuba in diving-artistic swimming in world water sports

By Carlos González Rego Photo taken from PL on February 3, 2024. Published in Sports.

Cuba is today with representatives of diving and artistic swimming in the second day of the World Aquatic Sports Championships in Doha, Qatar, an event that provides tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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The largest of the Antilles will return this Saturday to compete in ornamental diving, also called synchronized swimming, with Frank Abel Rosales in the springboard preliminaries from one meter and Carelys Váldes and Andy Manuel Ávila in the mixed technical duet in that sequence.

This Friday, the best for Cuba is the eighteenth place of Prisis Leydis Ruiz, with 227.90 points, in the springboard preliminaries from one meter, a modality that was not called in the Parisian multi-sport event.

Prisis reached his best score in that specialty in tournaments at that level, a performance that was mostly affected by a smart execution of his most complicated jump, which kept him away from thirteenth place and twelfth, which guarantees a direct ticket to the final. .

On the first day of the tournament, Gabriela Alpajón and Andy Manuel Ávila improved their scores in the only technical event in the world, but they were far from the most popular places.

Gabriela finished with 173.6300 points, good enough for 23rd place out of 28 women in the event, while Andy achieved 141.9067, a cumulative score that placed her in 13th place out of 14 men who participated in the trial.

The World Aquatic Sports Championship also calls for swimming and water polo; the latter is the presence of Cuba, with three tritons and undines, led by Elisbet Gámez, in 100, 200, and 400 meters freestyle.

With Elisbet, Rodolfo Falcón Jr. was in the pool from 11th to 18th and from 3rd to 8th in open water, in the 1,500 meter freestyle, both with a B mark, and Andrea Becali, in the 50 and 200 meter backstroke, with a Letter of Invitation.

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