Basse Terre, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Daily Cooper today endorsed the gold prize in the 800-meter dash at the Caribbean Games and raised her country’s titles to four in Guadeloupe 2022 athletics.
Under stubborn rain at the Stade du Gosier, the 20-year-old Cooper made it through the first lap of the peloton but picked up the pace in the closing stages to stop the clocks in 2:05.41.
The date was profitable for the island, which also celebrated the crowns of triple jumper Andy Echavarría (16.40 meters), short hurdler Greisy Robles (13.11 seconds) and ballista Juan Carley Vázquez (18.09).
Likewise, the Antillean delegation reached silvers for Keily Pérez (100 c/v, 13.27) and the women’s 4×100 relay (45.47), in addition to the bronzes for Suany Rodríguez (53.70) and Leonardo Castillo (46.24) in the 400 planes between women and men, respectively.
While waiting for the latest updates, Cuba counts 13 gold, 10 silver and the same number of third places in the standings of the first edition of the Caribbean program, which started on the 29th and will say goodbye tomorrow with the closing show.
The nation participates in athletics (19 contestants), 3×3 basketball (four), cycling (eight), futsal (10), judo (six) and swimming (11), after registering 58 athletes in 60 of the 67 specialties summoned, in a competition for ages between 15 and 23 years.
According to the Cuban Sports Institute, the objective of the contest is to evaluate the reserve for the 2028 and 2032 Olympic cycles, but without ruling out the follow-up of possible participants in the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador and the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, both scheduled in 2023.