President Díaz-Canel Congratulates Cuban champions in Lima 2019

Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Díaz-Canel congratulated Cuban athletes today who won gold medals in judo, wrestling, rowing and cycling in the 18th Pan American Games Lima 2019.

Arlenis Sierra is one of those young people who prevail with will, the president wrote in his Twitter account, where he congratulated the double Pan American champion after winning the gold medal in the women’s cycling route.

Sierra, queen of the test eight years ago in Guadalajara 2011, completed six laps in an 80.5 kilometer course in the San Miguel circuit, with a time of 2:19:50 hours, to conclude the strenuous test first.

Díaz-Canel also greeted the fighter Yurieski Torreblanca, who won in the 86 kilograms of freestyle.

Torreblanca told Prensa Latina that the final fight was difficult because he entered very confident against an opponent he always defeated and was five seconds away from losing a bit of neglecting the defense.

The Head of State also praised Maylín del Toro and Iván Silva, champions in the divisions of 63 and 90 kilos in judo, respectively.

In a last message on the microblogging network, Díaz-Canel pointed out that Cuban Angel Fournier, ‘is the absolute king in America, in the test of a couple of short oars.’ 

Fournier complied won gold in the men’s single open weight rowing of the Pan American Games in Lima.

The Cuban, world multi-medalist and Olympic finalist from Rio de Janeiro 2016, dominated the test from start to finish with 6:51.10 minutes.


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