Havana, Sep 15 – The Cuban basketball players Arlenis Romero and Karel Guzman, and freestyle wrestler Reineris Salas on Thursday signed contracts to compete in foreign leagues.
Romero Romero will return to the Salvadoran basketball club Santa Tecla, while Guzman will play in the Argentinean second division of basketball with the Ciclista de Juní team.
‘I feel happy for this new opportunity to play with Santa Tecla, a club in which I have been taken care of with fondness and dedication,’ Romero told the Cuban sports magazine Jit.
For his part, Guzman expressed satisfaction with the possibility to play professional basketball in Argentina, and said that he would do his best.
Salas, fifth place in the Olympics in in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and three-time world medalist, will compete in the German Bundesliga of wrestling with the club Johannis Grizzl Ys.
‘I take the contract thinking of the possibility of adjusting myself to my new division (97 kg), and not so much in what I report economically.
‘I want to achieve important results for Cuba during the time I have left as a fighter,’ said Salas, who aspires to compete in Tokyo 2020.
Wreslting National Commissioner Luis de la Portilla said that the confirmation of other clubs to sign the freestyle wrestlers Alejandro Valdés and Yowlys Bonne, bronze medalists in the recent World Championships in Paris, are pending.(Prensa Latina)