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Paralympians focused on Tokyo-2020, training in “bubbles”

pralimpicos natacionCuban para-swimmers continue their preparation for the Paralympic Games in two venues set up as sanitary “bubbles,” located in Granma and Havana.

The Vicente Quesada sports complex, in Bayamo, is serving as headquarters for the training of multi-medalist and Paralympic champion in the Rio Games of 2016, Lorenzo Perez, category s6 freestyle swimmer, and Yasmany Izquierdo, Paralympic runner-up in Lima-2019, category s2 in the 50-meter freestyle.

In Havana’s Baraguá pool complex, Parapan American butterfly champion in Toronto-2015, category s9, Juan Castillo, is preparing under the watchful eye of his coach Luisa Mojarrieta, along with the young freestyle swimmer Joviel Sanchez, s11 category, receiving the expert guidance of Dayron Jorge.

Head coach Ernesto Garrido told Jit that the team has aspirations for all four parathletes in the Tokyo-2020 Games, with Perez as the only swimmer who has qualified thus far.

“April 8-12, the pre-Olympic in Great Britain will be held, and on the 17th options will end. The qualifiers will then go to a training camp scheduled in May, in Mexico, and then competitions that take place from June onward,” Garrido reported.

(Taken from Granma)

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