Cuban Disco Female Throwers Win Silver and Bronze

Doha, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban female disco throwers Yaimé Perez and Denia Caballero won today the silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the athletic meeting at this capital, the first stop of the 2018 Diamond League.

Perez, fourth place in the World Championships in Beijing in 2015 and London 2017, achieved a record of 66,82 meters to escort Croatian Sandra Perkovic, monarch olympic in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 and universal champion in Moscow 2013 and London 2017, who achieved a mark of 71,38, at the winners podium.

The two Cuban female athletes are training hard with a view to the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, from July 19 to August 3.

For her part, Caballero, world champion in Beijing 2015 and the owner of the bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, got 63,80 meters.

South African Caster Semenya, current Olympic gold medal in the 800 meters, won in the 1,500 meters for ladies with a time of 3:59.92 minutes, ahead of Kenyan Nelly Jepkosgei (4.00.99) and the Ethiopian Habitam Alemu (4.01.41).

Another African, Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou, won the title in the 100 meters with a 10.85 seconds, followed by Nigerian Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor (10.90) and Jamaican Elaine Thompson (10.93).

In the 400-flat-meter for men, Bahaman Steven Gardiner achieved the victory with a record of 43.87 seconds, escorted by Qatari Abdalleleh Haroun (44.50) and Isaac Makwala from Botswana, who scored 44.92.

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