Friday, December 1, 2023

Silver photo finish for Cuba in rowing at the Pan American Games

The boats from Chile and Cuba are very close today in the final of the long four oars without a coxswain competition corresponding to the XIX Pan American Games.

Located in lanes six and five, in that order, breathing is heard from meter one to two thousand, where they deliver a closure of almost finish the photo.

The Chileans dominated the test until after the first thousand meters, when the Cubans gained momentum and crossed the buoy located at 1,500 meters with a narrow lead.

The fiercest stage of the battle came, where the points of the boats lined up again and again until the locals gave the last effort and crossed the finish line.

In the middle of the local hubbub, the clocks showed a winning time of 5:58.18 minutes, a little better than that signed by the Cubans (5:58.68) and more comfortable compared to the Uruguayans (6: 01.91).

Ángel Luis García, president of the Cuban federation of this sport and national commissioner, regretted to give up a little in the test, but remembered that the plan was to climb the podium and it came true.

The Cuban boat is made up of Andrey Barnet, Leduar Suárez, Carlos Ajete and Reydi Cardona, all of them protagonists this Monday in the crown of eight long oars with coxswain, so that they are on the podium for the second time in this competition.

García also commented that this Wednesday, the final date of rowing, Cuba will participate in the A finals of double scults (myf) and the unpublished mixed eight, in his opinion a “box of surprises”. He acknowledged his hope of returning to the awards podium.

Tis Tuesday, Cardona and Ajete qualified for the final A of double scults like your seconds heat qualifying. With a time of 6:40.64 minutes, they followed the American duo of Mark Couwenhoven and Casey Fuller (6:32.77).

In the semifinals of a pair of short rows, Ana Laura Jiménez finished at the end of her series with a time of 8:32.92 minutes and proceeded to the B final.

In two pairs of lightweight short rows, Carlos Rodríguez and José Pérez lost in the B final to the representative of Peru.

Four years ago, at Lima 2019, Cuba won 10 medals (2-3-5), a haul that is impossible to match today.

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