Ypsi Moreno, former Cuban athletics commissioner who was sacked A few days back by the state’s National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), He defended himself against his critics and assured that the problems of discipline and sport in Cuba in general were not his responsibility.
“The blame for the drain of talent is on me; Discus thrower Yaime Perez was disappointed, having problems with the distribution of his prizes for three seasons. It doesn’t happen to me, I was worried, but I don’t determine it,” he said of the most spectacular escape that the delegation led as an official to the United States at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, where the island was in history. It had its worst performance in the U.S. and was without a medal.
,jordan diazoo, the triple jumper, couldn’t improve his points and look at the jump he is making now. Did I plan your workout? I was just an administrative manager”, he indicated, referring to the triple jumper who lived in Spain and has already set a national record in that country.
“No one talks about the historical moment that our sport is experiencing in terms of escape. Are athletics representatives the only ones who have taken the second course? The stampede of bowlers, wrestlers, karate fighters, boxers, unconventional athletes (Paralympics) is it my fault too?”He told, in an interview to the media cybercuba,
Moreno asked: “Who gives solutions to demotivation problems and answers without reasoning? Yipsee, of course. Ypsi pays for the mistakes of those who do not analyze or seek his or her opinion as a form of instruction or respect for the person in the process.”
In addition to the exodus of athletes, he said, “there is a lack of coaches with scientific preparation, the time they live in, when the sport is purely professional and, apart from entertainment, is seen as a business.”
The former auctioneer also denied that she was an autocrat in office, a criterion raised after a video in which she is seen clashing with athletes and family members went viral in 2021.
“Rude for a video that was done poorly? The video was tampered with and viral by those who only intend to indulge their athletics, disrespecting the rules and introducing bets of indiscipline and disobedience, lacking the ethics of the Cuban sporting movement’s principles.” They said.
According to the former commissioner, He submitted his resignation to the INDER officials from May 10. “They tell me to stay in position until the end of the cycle that would have been completed at the NACAC Championships in the Bahamas.”
“And it turns out that I found out about my replacement on television, surprisingly, when they did not accept my release”blessed Assurance.
Regarding the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, he commented: “We went to this World Cup with Cuba’s second-smallest delegation in this type of event., 14 athletes and average age 21 years 21 years! And yes, this is the first time he hasn’t reached the podium. Our biggest hope was triple jumper Lázaro Martínez, who beat Pichardo twice, but when Pedro Pablo Pichardo jumped those extraordinary 17m (98cm) on his first attempt, Lazarito put the pressure on himself as he won the gold. Thought of reaching till and there was no distance on it and neither gold, nor silver, nor brass.”
“I’m going to tell you something that very few people know: The boys going to the World Cup lost the last month of preparation, the most precious, because they had to return from Europe, because in Spain we did not have a visa from the USA. Of course, this represents a huge delay, as training at the Pan American Stadium is not the same as preparing and competing in the old continent.
“Given the visa situation with the United States, I requested the process from INDER International Relations since March and they told me no, to do it in Spain. Tell me, is it my fault too?” Told.
Moreno said she does not rule out becoming a coach, but for the time being “What I want is to detox myself from so much stress and so many frustrations., To forget what it means to move from one loved and respected person to another is hard, very hard! (…) Whoever thinks he buried me alive… was wrong!”