Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus throwers Denia Caballero and Yaime Perez will start the performance of Cuban track and field at the 2018 Diamond League with their participation in the first stop of the event on May 4 in Doha (Qatar).
The Cuban National Athletics Federation told local Radio Habana Cuba station that Caballero, World Champion in Beijing (China) in 2015 and Olympic bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, will be competing in Qatar for the first time.
Perez -4th place in Beijing in 2015, and London in 2017-, competed only in the 2015 edition of the Diamond League, with a record of 60.19 meters.
This season, Caballero has a highest record of 66.09 meters in February at the Aurelio Janet in Memoriam in Las Tunas, east of Cuba, more than 666 kilometers from Havana.
For her part Perez has a respectable 67.82 that gave her the 3rd place in the world ranking in the speciality.
Both female athletes will fly to Doha on Tuesday, a place in which they will have as rivals World and Olympic Champion Sandra Petrovic (Croatia), and 2009 World Champion Dani Stevens (Australia).
In the first stop of the League, athletics stars, led by the two-time Olympic Champion, three times world champion and six times champ of the Diamond League, triple jumper Christian Taylor, will be present.
The contest will count this season with 12 qualifying rallies for the final, which will be hosted by the cities of Zurich and Brussels on August 30 and 31.
The Doha stop will be followed by those in Shanghai, China on May 12, Eugene, Oregon, United States on May 26th, and Rome on June 3.