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Cuba Athletics Cup to start next Thursday



Havana, Mar 17.- With some surprises, which will include the recognition of the glories of the king's sport in the country, the inauguration of the 2020 Cuba Athletics Cup will take place on the 19th of this capital.

Yipsi Moreno, national commissioner of that discipline, assured in a press conference that at 5:00 in the afternoon they will officially open that competition, considered the national tournament on the island.

We will also take advantage, he said, to re-inaugurate the track of the Pan American Stadium, with the celebration of the first official event after the repair process to which it was subjected, said the former stellar hammer thrower, Olympic Champion in Beijing 2008.

Several times monarch of the world, Moreno explained that next Thursday they plan to have the performance of La Colmenita, along with other very nice surprises that will serve to liven up a very important moment for all of us, the Cuban Athletics family, he said.

We also want to take advantage of that day to reward those athletes who have records of the Cuba Cup in their possession for a period of more than 10 years, he pointed out.

As for that national tournament, to be held from 19 to 22 next, he stressed that they have rescued tests such as the 3000-meter obstacle course and the sports march.

In turn, he stressed that around 320 competitors will participate, together with the representatives of five military academies and two universities in the country, in what will be the closure of the first macro structure on the preparatory path towards the Tokyo Olympics, he added.

Lastly, she declared that she was convinced that the Cuba Cup will have a quality in keeping with the demands of the fans, since several of the island's main figures in this sport will be present.

Of that group he mentioned Yarisley Silva, the long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarría, as well as the disc throwers Yaimé Pérez and Denia Caballero, all world medalists outdoors or indoors. (ACN) (Photo: File)