At Least 86 Cuban Athletes Classify for 2016 Olympics

Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The recent classification of badminton player Osleni Guerrero rose to 86 the number of Cuban athletes in 14 sports so far to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games, scheduled for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug.5-21.

But this figure is likely to increase, as there are still some sports pending qualifiers in May and June, including athletics, cycling and boxing, among others, stated Jose Antonio Miranda, the head of the High Performing Athletes Department of the Cuban Sports Institute (Inder). Miranda ratified the country’s aim to rank among the top 20 in the games by winning five or six gold medals, and said the Cuban athletes are getting a careful personalized treatment, caring for details for this purpose.

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