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International Paralympic Committee recognizes Omara Durand as one of its great figures



Havana, Sep 4.- Cuban Omara Durand appears in a presentation sponsored by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) that shows the most outstanding moments of the last decade in the Paralympic games.

Included are the three gold medals achieved by Durand in Rio de Janeiro 2016, and the two world records in 100 meters T12 (deep visual weaknesses) and 400 m T12, with 11.40 and 51.71 seconds, respectively.

Among Omara´s great achievements, who also holds the world level at 200 m T12 with 23.03 seconds, the official website of the IPC highlights that the Cuban has not lost any medal races since 2011 in events at all levels.

In 2011, she achieved 11.99 seconds at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and became the first woman with a disability to drop below 12 flat, and therefore the fastest on the track.

In London 2012 he reached the titles in the hectometer and the return to the oval, since the 200 were not called, a distance announced for Tokyo.

As of August 25, just one year after the start of the event in the Japanese capital, the IPC has begun to publish reviews of outstanding performances at the London and Rio de Janeiro competitions.

In social networks, the IPC has launched a vote between candidates in an organization chart of 16, in which Omara has already surpassed the Iranian Rahman and in the quarterfinals the Italian Bio.

In that last confrontation there were 108 voters on Twitter and 64 were for the Caribbean. By accessing Paralympic Games (@ Paralympics) you can vote and comment on each match. (Jit) (Photo: File)