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Sunel Lezcano And Taily Jáuregui Took The Podium In Norceca Under 19 Years Based In Guatemala.  Photo: Radio Santa Cruz/X

Sunel Lezcano and Taily Jáuregui took the podium in Norceca under 19 years based in Guatemala. Image: Norceca

Cubans Sunel Lezcano and Taily Jáuregui won gold and silver medalsin fact, in shooting and running in the category under 19 years of age in the North, Central America and Caribbean Championship (Norceca) of the Modern Pentathlon in Guatemala 2023.

This Friday, the competitors completed five rounds of the 600 meter run, interspersed with four rounds of shooting, a test dominated by Lezcano with a time of 11:55.00 minutes.

The pentathlete from Cuba beat host Kurt Picón (12:27.00) and Canadian Connor Chow (13:05.00), as a result of which he added his third medal in this fightbecause he previously achieved silver in the combined race-shooting-obstacle test and the mixed relay.

Taily won the silver with a time of 14:25.00 minutes behind the local Isabella Zetina (14:22.00) and ahead of Andrea Zetina (15:04.00), a performance in which she got her second subtitle, but with Sunel in the mixed relay.

The Cubans had another good day, despite a circuit characterized by the number of slopes and curves. In addition, the distance of 300 meters plays with them to maintain rhythms and times, because they train in Havana on the 600 meter circuit.

“This experience is positive for everyone from a competitive and technical point of view. We need to adjust some details, especially to integrate the joint activity,” said the national commissioner of this game. , Frank Alberto Martínez.

He also emphasized the importance of competing with highly experienced athletes, especially in the new obstacle course event. Ours, he considered, did nothing wrong for the conditions in which they worked. They exceeded expectationsthe basic thing is to combine all the events.

“We are very satisfied that they have been able to grow and that they are trying to attract a generation that will come with great motivation and desire. Here in Havana we have a group of men who still have a lot of potential,” he added.

This Saturday the championship will end with five events: fencing, obstacles, swimming, shooting and running, in that order.

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