Havana, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban national flag already accompanies this Saturday the fifty athletes who will defend the colors of the Caribbean Island in the 6th Paralympic American Games in Lima, to be held from August 23 to September 1.
The ceremony was held in Havana at the Revolution Square, where the several times awarded swimmer Lorenzo Perez received the patriotic symbol from the hands of Olga Lidia Tapia, member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba.
The Olympic champion in the Rio 2016 Paralympics was escorted by other pillars of the Cuban delegation, which will participate in 10 of the 16 sports summoned, such as the discus Leonardo Diaz and the shooter Yenigladys Suarez.
In a separate interview with Prensa Latina, Perez said that although he is still awaiting a medical classification test to define his participation in the Peruvian competition, he will know how to assume the challenge he has with the Cuban Paralympic movement.
Brazil has been the great dominator so far, with more than a thousand awards, including 445 gold, 311 silver and 270 bronze.
The historical podium is followed by Mexico (347-318-257) and United States (162-177-139), while Cuba appears in sixth place at the rate of 94 championships, 71 subtitles and 43 third places.