Around 400 Cuban Athletes to Compete in the 2918 Barranquilla Games

Cuba has 396 athletes that classified in 219 competitions for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, as reported by Antonio Miranda, director for High Performance at the Cuban Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation.

The expert said the places for Cuban athletes were distributed among 218 men and 179 women that will compete in 24 disciplines in the aforementioned Colombian city from July 19 to August 3.

Miranda explained that the goal is to include approximately 500 athletes, a number that exceeds in more than 20 the places in the previous edition of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz .

For that purpose, there are still classification tournaments left in several disciplines, such as taekwondo, boxing, karate, wrestle, racquetball and dive, which will be fought in March.

The last places in swimming, athletics, tennis and triathlon will be disputed in June.

The official announced that the games in Barranquilla will grant tickets in 15 sports for the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima.

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