Lima, August 3 (RHC) – Cuban cyclist Lisandra Guerra won her 5th career Pan-Am medal this Friday. In an electrifying race, the Cuban athlete won the Silver medal by finishing second in Keirin, after Colombian Martha Bayona, World Championship runner-up in the discipline.
``I would say this is the most important medal in my career, because I had not competed in two years since I gave birth to my child, and because I went through a lot and many thought I was done´´, said Lisandra, who now counts 5 Pan-Am medals (1 Gold and 4 Silvers).
After performing poorly in the Qualifying round, the Matanzas native´s comeback was more than fantastic, reaching the Finals and giving Colombian Bayona lots of resistance in the last few meters of the race. Bayona herself, in a few words referring to Guerra, said she did not expect Guerra being so strong, specially after giving birth and after a long inactivity period.