Havana, May 29 – Cuba will attend the IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 in Eugene, United States, the national Athletics Commission reported.
An email from the commission adds that the team is headed by triple jumper Lazaro Martinez, junior world champion, whose best mark is 17.24 m.
Women’s heptathlon athlete Yorgelis Rodriguez (6,231 points as a personal-best mark) and sprinter Arialis Gandulla (23.19 seconds in 200 meter) are also expected to win medals.
Other female athletes to participate in the competition will be Sahily Diago (800m) Liadagmis Povea (triple jump), Saily Viart (shot put) and Gilda Casanova (400m).
Meanwhile, male athletes include Santiago Ford (decathlon), Andy Diaz (triple jump) and José Luis Gaspar (400 meter hurdles).
Cuba competed in the last IAAF World Junior Championships (Barcelona, 2012) with 11 representatives and ranked fourth with three gold medals and a bronze medal, and Yorgelis Rodriguez was one of the champions.
Source: Prensa Latina