Cuba Culture

Cuban Athletes Train for Olympic Games

Posted January 19, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Culture.


Havana.- Cuba’s best athletes are training for the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, in 2004.

The list of athletes that will compete in the summer games includes Iván Pedroso, world and Olympic long-jumping champion; Anier García, 110-m hurdles gold medallist in Sydney’s 2000; Yipsy Moreno, world champion in hammer throwing, and Osleidys Menendez, world javelin record holder.

Other athletes are Emeterio González (javelin), Yunier Hernández (hurdles), Yunaika Crawford (hammer), Alexis Paumier (shot-put), Luis Felipe Meliz (long jump), sprinters Roxana Díaz, Virgen Benavides and Germán Lopez, and Norberto Tellez (4x400 relay), among others.

The group will be joined by another 10 junior athletes who have great possibilities to give a good performance and make the delegation that will compete in the Olympics.

As part of their training, the Cuban athletes will begin a winter tour of Europe and will compete in the World Indoors Championship in Hungary.

Member Comments

On October 26, 2004, Tom Goyvaerts wrote:

I am a Belgian javelinthrower and I’m coming to Cuba for holidays from 9 till 15 november. I would like to see Menendez at her training if this is possible, but I don’t know how to get in touch with her, and I don’t know where she trains… Could you help me out?
Thank you very much in advance,
kind regards,
Tom Goyvaerts