Monday, September 25, 2023

Cuba with three athletes tomorrow in the Diamond League in Zurich

Cuba will be represented tomorrow with three athletes at the eleventh stop of the Wanda 2023 Diamond League of Athletics, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, a few days after the end of the world championship of this sport.

Among those who will take part in this fight is Leyanis Pérez, bronze medalist in the triple jump at the recent world event in Budapest, Hungary.

Last July, the Cuban triple jumper finished third at the eighth stop of a stage in Poland’s Silesia, where her partner Liadagmis Povea finished fourth.

Pérez then increased to 14.67 meters (m) in his second attempt, completing the top trio in his test.

Previously, the 21-year-old finished second at the fifth stop in Oslo, Norway, last June, where she clocked a mark of 14.87m, while on May 28th in Rabat, Morocco, he won with 14.84 m, proving his great competitive stability.

With these results, the representative of the island accumulates 21 points in the strong diamond event, in which the occupants of the first eight places add up units.

Also in Switzerland, Povea will be there, sixth in the world competition on Hungarian territory and fifth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This modality will be attended in Budapest by top-class Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, Olympic champion, world champion, and world record holder, and Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk, holders of gold and silver medals, respectively.

High jumper Luis Enrique Zayas, who touched the bronze medal at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships with a personal best of 2.33 m outdoors, will also compete for the Caribbean state in Zurich.

The Lima 2019 Pan American Games champion, the Santiago man who finished fifth and sixth in the Doha 2019 and Eugene 2022 editions, respectively, has now improved on those performances with a respectable fourth-place finish, so he continues to show signs that he belongs to the avant-garde group of high jump.

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