Omara Durand, leader of another good day for Cuba in Chile 2023

Omara Durand, leader of another good day for Cuba in Chile 2023
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22 November 2023
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The multiple Paralympic, world and paracontinental champion, the sprinter Omara Durandleads today another good day for Cuba in the VII Parapan American Games in Santiago de Chile 2023, with the debut of para-athletics in the Chilean multi-sports event.

Omara, also the owner of several records in various distances, will be on the track at the Julio Martínez National Stadium Coliseum as the favorite to reach the top of the podium in the 200 meter dash of the T12 class.

The official site of the Games indicates that Daniel Milanés (T47) will also compete on the track, but in the 400 meter dash.

In the field there will be Gerdan Fonseca (F57) and Asiel Escalona (F40), in the shot put, and Ulicer Aguilera (F13), in the javelin throw, all with possibilities of medals.

This Tuesday, representatives of the largest of the Antilles will also be in action in the continuation of the parapesas and paraarchery.

Two mixed teams in group B will also seek success from the bench, with Leidys Rodríguez-Enmanuel González-Oniger Drake, and Yaime Bongo-Jesús Cuevas and Pablo Ramírez.

Alex Capó-Leidys Posada will face the Mexican duo Karen Rocha-Samuel Molina in the mixed recurve in the quarterfinals.

This Tuesday, Cuba will try to improve its seventh place in the medal table by country, with five gold, four silver and seven bronze metals, with a highlight in what was achieved this Monday (3-1-2).

This loot has the growing history of the days of Saturday (1-1-1) and Sunday (1-2-4), according to the numbers offered by statistician Wilber Rodríguez.

Rodríguez also highlights the medals achieved by men (2-3-5), women (2-0-2) and mixed (1-1-0).

So far, and in order taking into account the number of titles, which define the position, sports parashooting (2-2-0) stands out, followed by parajudo (2-0-3), table paratennis (1 -0-0), paraweight (0-2-2) and paraswimming (0-0-2), respectively.

Brazil (55-38-34) leads the table, followed, from second to eighth places, by the United States (14-12-20), Colombia (12-16-16), Chile (10-11-7), Argentina (9-12-18), Mexico (5-14-20), Cuba (5-4-7) and Canada (3-1-7), in that order.

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