Yusneylis Guzman reaches ticket to Paris in pre-Olympic wrestling competition

Edited by Ed Newman
2024-03-01 09:01:45


Havana, March 1 (ACN) -- Cuban gladiator Yusneylis Guzman won a ticket to Paris-2024, at the Olympic Wrestling Qualifier of America, held in Acapulco, Mexico.

Guzman, 50 kg and champion of the Pan American Games of Santiago de Chile 2023, achieved three victories to reach the goal, including the semifinals against Canadian Genevieve Morrison, whom she defeated with a score of 6-2.

Cuba's Laura Herin (53 kg) and Ángela Álvarez (57 kg) were also unable to win the coveted places as they fell in the semifinals; while in previous rounds, María Santana (62 kg) and Brenda Sterling (68 kg) had been left without options.

Herin, silver medalists in the continental multisport event in the Chilean capital, lost 6-9 in the Olympic ticket discussion with the American Dominique Olivia Parrish.

In the case of Alvarez, she could not prevail against Ecuador's Luisa Elizabeth Valverde, who came out on top with a 6-2 slate.

Among the women, Milaimys Marín qualified in the 76 kg with her fifth place in the World Championship in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2023.

The pre-Olympic in Acapulco grants two spots in each of the divisions to the Paris lid, scheduled from July 26 to August 11 of this year.

The Greco-Roman exponents achieved two places on Wednesday through Kevin de Armas (60 kg) and Yosvanys Peña (77 kg).

Cuba's grequistas had already won three tickets to the French capital at the world championship, where they won two gold medals through Luis Orta (67 kg) and Gabriel Rosillo (97 kg), and a bronze medal for Oscar Pino (130 kg).

Cuba has been present in all the editions held and only failed to win medals in Portland-2016.

Triple jump (Cuba is the most outstanding country with 19 medals (4-8-7).





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