Cuba qualifies as "stubborn" the resignation of athlete Yiselena Ballar


The departure of javelin thrower Yiselena Ballar Rojas has been described as a “rebellious attitude” of the Cuban delegation preparing to compete in the World Athletics Championships in the US city of Eugene (Oregon) between July 15 and 24.

Faced with his faulty attitude, which has turned away from the promise made, we confirm the willingness to unite ourselves in the effort to fight for a worthy result. of the nobility of the town who will continue our work in the city of Eugene ”, said a note published this Wednesday by the state sports website Jit.

In addition, he reiterated the decision of other athletes to give themselves “with passion to each of the days” of the World Cups, “which inspired the many pages of resistance that characterize the Cuban sport.”

Greisy Robleschampion of the 100 meter hurdles at the recent 1st Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe 2022, stands out among the 15 athletes called up for the event in Eugene.

In the group, which now consists of 14, sprinter Roxana Gómez also stands out and long jumper Maykel Massó, the Olympic bronze medalist in the discus throw, Yaimé Pérez, the triple jumper Lázaro Martínez, indoor world champion in Belgrade, Serbia, in March, among others.

This desertion comes nearly a month after two players from the Cuban under-23 baseball team tried to flee of his delegation during the Pan-American period in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes. Both were arrested by local authorities and returned to the island.

The episode is reminiscent of last October, when twelve U23 players took advantage of the Youth World Cupwho also played in Mexico, to leave the team.

In addition, in late June, the Cuban Boxing Federation reported that Olympic and world champion Andy Cruz was shocked by a failed attempt to leave the island.

The 2022 world championship in athletics, which begins this Friday at Hayward Field, is organized by World Athletics and the American Federation of the discipline, and will bring together more than 1,900 competitors from 192 countries.

At the previous Doha 2019 World Cup, the Cuban delegation was placed 13th in the medal table, tied with Bahrain and Sweden, with medals of each color and adding thirty points.

Source: La Verdad


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