Sergio Paneque

Sergio Paneque

Cuban Moreno Implanted New Record in Hammer Throw

Cuban Yipsi Moreno won the hammer throw title setting today a new record, 71.35 meters, for the Central American and Caribbean Sports Games Veracruz-2014. Moreno, three-time world champion, won that level on her fifth attempt, which surpassed the previous mark of 70.22 meters in her possession from Cartagena de Indias-2006.

The two-time Olympic captioning in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, was escorted to the podium by fellow Yurisleydi Lisbet Ford, who got a throw of 69 meters and 62 centimeters and Colombian Yohana Eli Moreno (67.77), champion four years ago in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

After this result Cuba filed 63 gold medals, 41 silver and 36 bronze, behind Mexico, owner of 67-53-68 and ahead of Colombia (49-49-48).

In Venezuela ranks fourth with 39 first places, 43 seconds and 67 third.

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Cuba Reaches 22 Gold Medals in CentAm Games

Cuba reached 22 gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, with the victory of the Cuban air pistol team for ladies, at the distance of 10 meters (32.8 feet). The team formed by Laina Perez, Sheyla Eugenia Gonzalez and Claudia Hernandez gave Cuba its 8th gold medal in shooting, with a total of 1,108 points.

The Cuban team defeated Mexico (Alexandra Zabala, Alejandra Cervantes and Mariana Castillo).

The bronze medal went to the hands of Venezuela (Ivon Bucott, Maribel Pineda and Editzy Pimentel) finishing competition with 1,106 points.

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TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Haiti beat Cuba 2−1

Haiti defeated 2012 champions Cuba 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Jamaica to clinch third place in the CFU 2014 Caribbean Cup.

After a goalless first half, Haiti got the opening goal when Jerome Mechanck scored in the 57th minute. Second half substitute Wilde Guerrier made it 2-0 in nthe 85th minute before Ariel Gonzales netted a superb free-kick in scoring a consolation item for the Cubans. 

Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors is carded to face the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica in the championship match later this evening.

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Ebola stricken Cuban doctor to be treated in Europe

Felix Baez Sarria first presented symptoms of infection on November 16, and tested positive for the virus one day later. The Cuban Health Ministry said he was in stable condition.

Baez is being treated by British doctors until he is transported to a treatment clinic in Geneva, Switzerland, on the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO).

He was a member of a 165-person medical team sent to Sierra Leone from Cuba in October. Cuba has 256 medical personnel in the three countries most affected by Ebola.

Cuban authorities, as well as WHO officials in Havana, have said that if a member of the medical team were to be infected they would not be treated on the Caribbean island.

According to WHO data, the outbreak has killed 5,177 people. There are at least 14,413 confirmed or suspected cases.

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