Cuba won 12 gold medals at the International Parathletics Open in Cali, four of them on the last day, in a fight that took place at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium, in the coffee city.
Yorisán Monterrey, from Pinar del Río, was crowned two-time champion on the closing date, with his golden metals in the javelin and discus throws; Noralvis de las Heras reached the same amount of first places, in the drive of the bullet and in the disk, with controversy included.
“Due to an error by the organizers, they had placed Noralvis on the men’s list, but his mark of 9.87 meters was valid for the title,” clarified the methodologist of the Inder Department of Sports for People with Disabilities, Jorge Reynaldo Palma, according to Hit.
Cali marked the closing event for the Cuban para athletes in the season, but they will continue training with a view to the fundamental objectives of next year: the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris-2023, and the Parapan American Games in Santiago de Chile-2023.
The other champions of the Greater Antilles were: Daniel Milanés, in the 400 meters (T-47); Robiel Yankiel Sol, long jump (T-47); Raciel González, 200 meters (T-46); Leinier Savón, long jump (T-12); the javelin throwers Gerdan Fonseca (F-56); Ulicer Aguilera (F-13) and Guillermo Varona (F-46); and the long jumper Felipa Hechavarría (F-47).