Six Barranquilla 2018 champions head the group of 12 Cubans who between next August 10-12 will compete in the NACAC Track & Field Championships in the Canadian city of Toronto, with the presence of several Olympic and world medalists.
The aforementioned group features women Yarisley Silva (pole vault), Yaime Perez (discus throw) and Rose Mary Almanza, the latter was Cuba´s sensation in Barranquilla with wins in 800, 1500 and as member of the 4x400 relay, while men Yoandys Lescay, Adrian Chacon and Leandro Zamora (4x400 relay) will be this time accompanied by Ruben Rey Caballero, who couldn’t attend the Central American and Caribbean Games.
Yipsi Moreno, former hammer thrower and current member of the Cuban Athletics Federation, noted that the list also includes triple jumper Jordan Diaz, short hurdler
Roger Iribarne, Pedro Acuña (800-1500) and Arnaldo Romero (200), in addition to the woman Zuriam Echevarria (400m hurdles).
The organizers confirmed that the contest will be attended by athletes from 28 countries including mega-stars such as Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, twice Olympic champion, and American pole vaulter Sandi Morris, one of Silva´s toughest rival in the current world circuit. (ACN)