Cuban single scull rower Fournier to finals in Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug 12 (acn) As he announced in Havana, Cuban Angel Fournier will be present next Saturday in the final of a the Men´s Single Sculls event in the rowing tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with a stage at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, in this city Brazilian.

Convinced that he will win the first medal for Cuba in this sport in Olympic, Fournier got his qualification for the A final when finishing third in his semifinal heat with time of 7: 02.65 minutes.

The race was won by Czech Ondrej Synek (6:58.580), escorted by Croat Damir Martin (6:59.430), who will accompany Fournier in the medals discussion.

On his rivals, Fournier, multi-medalist in cups and world championships, said they are the expected, with whom he has shared podiums in top-level competitions.The other three rowers qualified for tomorrow´s final emerged from the other semifinal heat won by New Zealander Mahe Drysbale (7: 03.700), Belorussian Stanislav Shcharbachenia (7: 06.690) and Belgian Hannes Obreno (7: 06.760), in that order.

Cuba´s best performance in Olympic rowing events was achieved by Ismael Carbonell, Arnaldo Rodrígurez and Roberto “Waco” Ojeda, who finished fifth in the men´s coxed pair event of Barcelona 92.

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