Cuban athletes best at CAm Games
Campaign News | Sunday, 30 July 2006
45 medals including 21 golds
Cartagena,Colombia, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban track and field finished one of its best performances in Central American and Caribbean Games ever, with 45 medals, including 21 gold medals, in the 20th edition of the Central American Games in this Colombian city.
Cuban athletes practically won all field contests, and only lost in the male shot putt competition.
In the jump contests, they won 4 of the 8 competitions in dispute.
Dominican female jumper Juana Arrendel became the first jump competitor to reach three Central American consecutive titles.
Other Cam Champions were Cuban Yoandri Betanzos, Mabel Gay (Triple jump), Yudelkis Fernández (long jump) and Maryoris Sánchez (pole vault), Colombian Gilmar Mayo (high jump) and Mexican Robinson Pratt (pole vault).
Jamaican Dorian Scott was the shot put male winner with 20.31, new Central American record.
Hammer athlete Noelsis Bicet, discus thrower Junior Lastre and Javelin thrower Guillermo Martinez were other Cuban winners.
Among women, Sonia Bisset and World Champion Osleidys Menendez got the gold and silver medals in the female javelin contest
Dairon Robles, Anay Tejeda, Andy González, Zulia Calatayud, Daimí Pernía, Yuleidis Limonta, Roxana Diaz, Yeimer Lopez and Alexei Chivas were also CAm Champions
Cuba was followed by Mexico and Colombia in the pole position.