For Cuban athletes started the 34th International Weightlifting Tournament Manuel Suárez Inmemorian, in Cienfuegos city, it will be a stage while a gauge of preparation towards the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, to be held on July 10 to 26.
This was recognized by Jorge Luis Barcelán, national commissioner of the sport, who also told reporters that it is not expected that the main Creole halteristas occupy top rankings on the podium of the contest, for there are yet four months of training with a view to the Canadian fair .
Cuba will attend with 14 men and eight women. Among the designated stands Yoelmis Hernandez, Division 85 kilograms, three times world medalist in clean and jerk.
They also uploaded to the crowbar Javier Vanega (94 kg), Alejandro Cisnero (105), Alberto Pupo (+105), Victor Quiñones (94), Adriel La O and Jordanis Espinosa (both in 77 kg). In the women stand Niulis González (53 kg), Saily Valdespino (58), María Rodríguez (63) and Marina Almaguer (69). A Pan only attend one.
According to the latest information given to the press by the Provincial Directorate of Sports in Cienfuegos, main organizer of the tournament, are confirmed more than 80 athletes from 12 countries: United States, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Chile , Uruguay, El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador.
Today the initial technical meeting shall in the Pasacaballos hotel. Tomorrow the official opening is scheduled in the afternoon, and the dispute medals in the 48 and 53 kg among females and 56 for males.
All competitions will take place in the evening hours. For Friday the 13th is a scientific conference program. The closing ceremony will be on Saturday 14 at 6:30 pm The main stage will be the Guernica Room, located in a central area of the so-called Pearl of the South.
Source: Newspaper Trabajadores
The Cuban team for the World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan includes Jordanis Espinosa, Adriel La O and Victor Quinones, a brief and inexperienced team whose main objective is to prepare for the next Central American Games.
Espinosa, who figure in the plans of specialists and trainers for future endeavors, improved three kilos his personal record, accumulating 326 kg, although not even the main boot records (145) and clean (184).
Thus, the young weightlifter concluded in nineteenth position among nearly 40 competitors, branded 326 / 144-182, behind teammate Adriel La O (326 / 148-178), both contestants in group C which concluded the second and third, respectively.
Although it may be considered good participation from both athletes in the first of two qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. La O maybe was not up contests he wished, to drop below his personal records 330 / 150-180.
Today will go to the platform competition the last of the three Cuban representatives, Victor Quinones, a favorite with the Venezuelan Darwin Pirela to dominate group D as total marks of 340, higher than the rest of the contestants.
Jorge Luis Barcelán, national commissioner of discipline, said the three young weightlifters set out with the goal of reaching 30 to 40 points for Olympic qualification ending at the World Championships 2015 Houston (USA).
Havana.- The bronze medallist at the Olympic Games London 2012, Iván Cámbar, leads the Cuban weight lifting team that will participate in the Pan American Games which will start next May 25 in Dominican Republic.
Havana.- Cuban Yoelmis Hernández was crowned overall champion of the 85 kg division in the 23rd Pan American Weightlifting Championship, underway in Margarita Island, Venezuela.
Hernandez, double world medalist, won three gold medals by dominating in the snatch (160 kg), clean and jerk (200) and total (360) and was escorted in the podium by Colombian Juan Ruiz (154-194/348) and American Travis Cooper (149-187/336kgs), in that order, according to press dispatches reported from that South American nation .