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Sports News Roundup Sept 9


Cuban Reinieris Salas was defeated today by Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev winning the silver medal in the 86 kg of the Freestyle Wrestling World Championship, taking place in the city of Tashkent.

Salas, also silver in Budapest-2011, was surprised by the speed of the European, a 2012 and 2013 Cadet World champion, who beat him by technical superiority (10-0), and the 3rd places in this category were conquered by Turkish Selim Yasar and Iranian Mohammadian.


The French athlete Teddy Tamgho, current world champion in triple jump, is training in Havana with his coach, Cuban Iván Pedroso, looking at the World Championship next year in China.

Teddy began training with Ivan here in Havana on September 2nd, in order to start preparing for the World Cup 2015, where he seeks to defend his title obtained in Moscow 2013, told Radio Havana Cuba news agency.

It is the first time that Teddy has to train in Cuba and looks lively. He gets along very well with Ivan and trains almost every day for 2 training sessions, while alternating the beach with the track.

Under Pedroso's eye, Tamgho, 25 years old, became last year the 3rd triple jumper who exceeds 18.00 meters and was crowned World Outdoors Championship in Moscow 2013 with 18.04 m.

However, soon after he suffered a serious injury and because of his convalescence he brushed 3 doping controls, which led him to be suspended by the French Federation and lost the 2014 Season.

The French sports star rose to fame in the World Indoor Championship in Doha 2010, setting a new world record with 17.90 meters, a record lately improved in other 2 subsequent occasions to finally fix it at 17.92 in 2011.

Only 3 triple jumpers have been able to jump more than 18.00 m: Britain's Jonathan Edwards (18.29), American Kenny Harrison (18.09), and Tamgho (18.04), the latter, the only one still active.


Cuba trounced Costa Rica 3-0, achieving its 2nd victory at the 2nd Pan-American U23 Women's Volleyball Cup, taking place nearby city of Ica, in southern Peru.

The Cubans scored 25-10, 25-15, 25-15, with Regla García as top scorer, with 15 points, followed by Yelennis Diaz (13) and Melissa Vargas (10) in a match that allowed for changes with bench players, said Cuban coach, Juan Carlos Gala.

Costa Rica's Captain Mikhail Hines, said that "against Cuba, a very strong team, we played to have fun and learn from our opponents, something we almost never have a chance to do, and thereby make the most of the game."

Finally, Argentina's victory over Trinidad and Tobago was easier (25-14, 25-10, 25-16) leaving it unbeaten, with two victories, just like Cuba and Peru.


The men's volleyball team of Cuba will take on Canada tomorrow, Wednesday, on the 1st day of the 2nd round of the World Volleyball Championship, Group F, in the Polish city of Wroclaw.

Cubans debut against Canadians, and then come up with Russia, Bulgaria and China.

Cuba advanced to the 2nd round with 6 points, 2 wins and 3 losses, plus 1 point for the preliminary results, considering only those related by the concerned teams now.

With the point by defeating 2-3 to the Finns, Cuba shares the Segment F with Brazil that went with 9 points, Russia (8), Germany (6), Canada (5), Bulgaria (5), Finland (2) and China (0).

During the first day of Group F highlight the stops between Brazil, defending champion, and Bulgaria, while in Group E appear, Poland (9), France (7), Serbia (6), Iran (5), United States (4), Argentina (3), Italy (2) and Australia (0). On Wednesday, matches include the United States vs. Poland, and Serbia-Italy.


Cuba's Los Domadores and Kazakhstan's Astana Arlans face off on Tuesday and Wednesday at a stop boxing serves as a preamble to the V World Series of Boxing.

Cubans kept its announced figures, so the most anticipated bout will be between twice world monarch Julio Cesar La Cruz and Croatian Hrvoje Sep.
The head of the Cuban boxing coach, Rolando Acebal, highlighted the good preparation conducted in Kazakhstan, but confirmed that the clash looms very even.

The bouts will begin this Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (10:30 am local time here in Cuba) at the Daulet Sports Complex.
Edited by Juan Leandro
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