A dozen titles in Cali Parathletics Open

A dozen titles in Cali Parathletics Open
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19 September 2022
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Havana, September 19 (JIT) - Cuba closed with 12 gold medals at the Cali 2022 International Parathletics Open, which should close the competitive season for its best exponents.

Among the title winners, Pinar del Río's Yorisán Monterrey stood out, who had won the javelin throw in the F-43 category with a personal best of 51.87 meters and this Sunday he won the discus with a 36.17-meter shot put.

His record was lower than the 41.28 meters obtained last July during the Monterrey Grand Prix in Mexico, where he made his international debut.

According to Jorge Reynaldo Palma, methodologist of the Department of Sports for People with Disabilities of Inder, there was a correction in the shot put for Noralvis de las Heras, so her bronze from last Friday became gold.

"By mistake of the organizers she had been placed in the men's list, but her mark of 9.87 meters was valid for the title," he clarified about the Guantanamera thrower of the F-44 category.

Noralvis also won gold in the discus with 28.64 meters, a better throw than the 27.30 meters with which she won silver in the International Parathletics Tournament of Tunis 2022.

The Cuban performance in the discus during the closing of the Colombian competition was completed with the silver by Guillermo Varona, owner of 33.43 meters in the F-46 category, and the bronze by Gerdan Fonseca (F-57) with 36 meters.

Earlier, the Caribbean delegation had achieved good results in the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium, especially with young Daniel Milanés, the best in the 400 meters of the T-47 category with a personal record of 50 seconds.

The long jump champion (T-47) at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Robiel Yankiel Sol, won in the coffee city with a jump of 7.47 meters and reached three crowns in the current season, adding those of Tunisia (7.27) and Monterrey (7.37).

With the Cali event, the Cuban paratriathletes close the competitive action programmed for the campaign. However, they will continue their preparation for the upcoming commitments, including the World Parathletics Championships in Paris 2023 and the Parapan American Games in Santiago 2023.

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