The Board of Directors of the State National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) announced the release of the postA euphemism used by Cuban authorities to indicate that an officer has been dismissed, Of former athlete Ypsie Moreno, who served as the National Athletics Commissioner.
In an official note reproduced by the official site cubedebateassured that Moreno’s dismissal was “in response to his personal desire, less than a week after receiving Cuba’s worst performance at the World Championships in Athletics.”
“We recognize the efforts made during our time as Head of Athletics, a responsibility for which Com. Rolando Carlos Charro Estrada, who served as Director of INDER in Guantánamo Province, has been appointed,” the brief Note expired.
Moreno was in critical condition after the island ended up without a medal at the World Cup.Something that was aggravated by the abandonment of the official delegation of two athletes and a coach.
Of those escapes, discus thrower Yaimee Parezzo was of particular importance.Best Cuban athlete of 2019 and former world champion and Olympic bronze medalist at Tokyo 2020.
Just like that, Physiotherapist Carlos González Morales and javelin thrower Yiselena Ballar also decided to stay in the US. This, even though one of the priorities of the Cuban authorities in international tournaments is the monitoring of athletes.
Since Yipsi Moreno, deputy of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 and runner-up in Athens 2004, as well as a three-time world monarch, took over the reins of athletics on the island, the decline of that sport has not been overstated. This was mainly due to the exodus of important figures, a phenomenon that affects Cuban sport in general.
The only Cuban athlete who stood on the podium in Oregon was Pedro Pablo Piccardo, who was crowned with a record of 17.95 meters in the triple jump, but was competing for Portugal. Also representing that country, he was declared the Olympic champion at Tokyo 2020 last year.