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Sports News Roundup April 20

Reaching the end of the 2nd level of the XXVI World Volleyball League is the aim of Cuba's men's team, which will begin its drive against Canada in Group C as visitors.

According to the program, Cuba will clash with the Canadians on the 16th and 17th of May in the city of Calgary, and then travel to Mendoza, Argentina, to go against the national team from April 29th-30th.

As host, the Caribbean staff will receive in June at the Havana's Sports City Coliseum, Bulgaria from 6th-7th, Argentina 13th-14th and Canada 20th-21st, in that order, said Rodolfo Sánchez, Cuba's technical coach, who added that his disciples will use their passage through Canada to participate in the NORCECA Champions Cup from May 21st to 23rd in Detroit, United States, which gives tickets to the World Cup in Japan, from September 8th through the 23rd .

The US event, covering the casts of Canada, Mexico and the host, is also important as it also grants quotas for Rio 2016 Olympics. Cuba will go to all these events with its 12 best players.

The Cuban swordsman, Reynier Henriquez, reached the bronze medal at the Pan-American Fencing Championships, 1st medal of the Cuban delegation in that tournament based in Chile, an event that provides tickets to the continental cap in Toronto.

With this result, the best so far of Cuba in that event, Henriquez secured a place at the Pan-American Games with a stage in Canada, from 10th to 26th next July.

Meanwhile, Venezuelan Ruben Limardo, London 2012 Olympic title, took gold medal in the men's sword, while the Canadian Maxime Brinck-Croteau won the silver and bronze went to Francisco Limardo of Venezuela, brother of the champion, said to Prensa Latina News Agency, Mercedes del Risco, Cuba's national methodologist of fencing.

The lid, which runs until February 23rd, includes 317 athletes from 28 countries, and has the added importance of giving points for the world ranking.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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