Saturday, December 2, 2023

Cuba is aiming for the artistic gymnastics podium

Aspirations are limitless, the Cuban men’s artistic gymnastics team will arrive at the XIX Pan American Games in Lima 2023 with the true intention of winning two bronze medals.

The cast, where only Alejandro de la Cruz has experience at this level, showed determination at the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador 2023 and may surprise with other awards at the Ñuñoa Collective Sports Center, the setting of this sport from the next day 21.

One of the choices for the prize is Alejandro’s, especially in the ring specialty, where he is the current runner-up in the Central Caribbean.

Another possible medal will be on the fixed bar, proof that Diorges Escobar has the greatest opportunities, as he said. JIT the national commissioner of artistic gymnastics, Pedro Pablo Barrios.

“These are the goals based on the points and the study of the opponents, but we did not reject something better, not even with any of the other guys,” he acknowledged after emphasizing the dedication they prepared for the upcoming competition, after having fun. themselves with a silver medal achieved in the San Salvador 2023 team competition.

Yohendry Villaverde, Pablo Harold Pozo, and José Carlos Escandón complete the group aiming for fifth place in all around. Teams such as Brazil, the United States, and Canada, which occupied the podium in that order four years ago, were repeated as favorites on this occasion.

The third place for Alejandro on the vault and Huber Godoy on the fixed bar was Cuba’s best result in Lima 2019, and the last title dates back to the Toronto 2015 edition, when Manrique Larduet and Marcia Videaux dominated the jumping events.

Among the apparent youth within the formation of the Island, the recent experience of Diorges in a world movement stands out. The double champion of the Central Caribbean reached the one held in the Belgian city of Antwerp, and although he did not get close to the vanguard positions, what he experienced certainly gave him more confidence in his executions in front of the future commitment to the continent. .

In the rhythmic gymnastics of the multi-sport events in America, the Cuban representatives gathered in Cuba collected 77 gold medals, 64 silver and 48 bronze, of which 18 medals contributed by Erick López stood since his debut in Havana 1991 and his last presentations in Santo Domingo 2003.

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