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Cuban Ángel Fournier trains with a view to qualifying for Tokyo 2020

Havana, Aug 11 - From January 28 to 31, 2021, the qualifying rowing for America could be held in Brazil with a view to the Tokyo Olympics.

A document circulated by the International Federation of Rowing Societies (Fisa) indicates that it established a deadline until October 28, 2020 to make the final decision.

It also ratified that if positive, Rio de Janeiro will be the headquarters, as was initially planned in the postponed April of this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The Brazilian Rowing Confederation works with the support of the government of its country and in collaboration with Fisa", the document highlights.

The organizers have also proposed the realization of a training camp prior to the regatta.

That will begin on January 23 and will be confirmed, if possible, when the final decision is made in October 2020. It is also anticipated that the last regatta to obtain tickets to Tokyo will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland, from 16 to 18 May 2021.

Cuba's candidate for the podium for the Japanese capital is the giant Ángel Fournier, seventh in London 2012 and sixth in Rio de Janeiro 2016 as a singlist in the open category. (Text and photo: JIT)