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Holguineros will attend the Central American and Caribbean Games
  • Written by Roberto Carlos Rodríguez Torres
Leuris Pupo leads the Cuban delegation to the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, which will begin on July 19, 2018. Photo: Archive
Led by Olympic shooting champion Leuris Pupo, 29 players will take part in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, which will begin on July 19.

There will be a total of 24 athletes, three coaches and two delegates who will take part in 17 sports and will be part of the Cuban delegation that will again be looking for the first place by country.

Along with Leuris, the holguineros who will be in Barranquilla are world runner-up and twice Olympic bronze medallists Leonel Suarez and Lisa Maria Solomon, both from Athletics, Taymara Oropesa and Angel Herrera (badminton), Noelvis Robles and Angel Jesus Rivero (handball).

Alongside them will be Yordan Manduley (baseball), Alejandro Parra (cycling), Daylen Cristina Moreno and Humberto Aguilera (fencing), Danay Utria (rhythmic gymnastics), Roberto Almenares (judo), Yoandra Moreno (karate), Victor Manuel Quiñones and Juan Columbié (weightlifting).

The list is completed with wrestler Yudenny Alpajón, rower Alexei Carballosa, Maylín Sánchez, Geidys García and Luis Raúl Domínguez, all softball players, Tamara Robles (taekwondo), Dennier Infante (sailing) and beach volleyball player Sergio González.

Within the technical collective are Franklyn Guevara and Pablo Arturo Campins, commissioners of handball and cycling, respectively, in addition to coaches Felix Portuondo (judo), Camilo Reynaldo (weightlifting) and Eire Cruz (softball).
Leuris Pupo, holguineros, Caribbean of Barranquilla, Colombia, Central American Games

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