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Cuban discus throwers compete today in the Diamond League of athletics in Rome

Havana, June 10 - Cuban discus throwers Yaimé Pérez and Denia Caballero will compete today in the third stop of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League of athletics, based in Rome, Italy.

In the event known as Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, both exponents of the disc launch will try to continue polishing details with a view to the Tokyo Olympic Games, in addition to taking advantage of the competitive friction against other athletes of good level in that event.

Also among the eight registered are the Croatian Sandra Perkovic, double monarch in summer appointments, and the Portuguese Liliana Cá, third in the recently concluded Hengelo meeting, in the Netherlands, last Sunday.

In the case of Pérez, world champion in Doha 2019 and winner of the title in that Dutch competition with a mark of 65.91 meters (m), he will look for his second victory in the diamond competition in the Italian capital.

The woman from Santiago occupied the top position at the Doha stop, Qatar, on May 28, where she won the crown by achieving the best mark in the last launch, 61.35 m, among the three that were first in the five previous rounds.

By this system of competition, the American Valarie Allman (58.58 m) obtained the silver medal; while Perkovic had to settle for bronze by failing that time.

Also for Cuba, Caballero competed in that event, who finished fifth with his best record this season, 63.00 m.

Caballero, golden in the universal joust of Beijing 2015 and third in the event under the five rings of Rio de Janeiro 2016, finished fourth in Hengelo with 62.46 m, in an athletics meeting in which they completed the podium Perkovic (65.80 m) and Liliana Cá (65.07 m), according to the official site of the tournament. (ACN) (Photo: File)