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Sports News Roundup June 24

 Badminton

The Cuban Osleni Guerrero, first national racket, reached the title in the singles category at the III Tournament Open of Venezuela-2014 which brought together 120 players from 14 countries, by defeating Brazilian Daniel Paiola, official sources said in Caracas.

Guerrero, 54th in the world ranking with 26 680 points, won a solid victory (21-13, 21-8) to Paiola owner of the 81st seat in the world list.

Thus, the Cuban successfully defended the crown reached in the 2013 edition of the Venezuelan Open; Guerrero also reached the title at the International Open of Peru this year.

 Artistic Gymnastics

The young girl Marcia Videaux successfully debuted by winning the Moncada Cup of Artistic Gymnastics, recently played at the National School of the sport in Havana. The young local talent was escorted by her teammate Dovelis Elena Torres and Colombian Ginna Escobar.

Meanwhile, the triple national champion Manrique Larduet, winner of 3 medals at the Pan-American Cup 2013, repeated his crown.

Brazil 2014

Chile was now placed in the 2nd position of Group B of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after losing 0-2 to the current universal runner-up, Holland.

The South American team pushed more for the victory and had a greater control of the ball but couldn't prevent 2 lethal counterattacks giving Holland 2 goals scored by Leroy Fer at 77 minute and Memphis Depay, already on discount time (90 + 1).

Meanwhile, Spain said goodbye to the Cup with a colorless 3-0 win against Australia. Spain presented the 2nd oldest team once more in its history (not only in World Cups), since the standard age in this match was 29 years and 67 days, only surpassed by the team Spain that played on May 31st, 1962, against Czechoslovakia.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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