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Cuban presence today at athletics rally in Sotteville, France

Havana, Jul 11 ​​(ACN) Led by the discóbola Yaimé Pérez , world champion of Doha 2019, today there will be a presence of three Cubans at the international athletics rally in Sotteville , France, where the runners Roxana Gómez and Sahily Diago will also be present.

Yaimé, who will be, together with the outstanding Greco-Roman style fighter Mijaín López, the standard bearer of the Cuban delegation in that summer event, will have another opportunity to play blank this Sunday to continue with his good feelings in the current season.

In her most recent competition, on July 3, the Santiago woman maintained her winning step by prevailing in the throwing of the disc at the Solidaridad Deportiva rally in Lignano, Italy, with a mark of 64.20 meters (m), which constituted a new record for that event, surpassing the 62.18 m of the Chinese Xuejun Ma in 2007.

For her, that record was below the one achieved on June 29 at the VIII Castellón Provincial Council Trophy, in Spain, where the title was won with 67.90 m.

As if that were not enough, in that event he had a mark of 67.37 m and on a couple of occasions he exceeded 66.00 m, which demonstrated his great stability on that day.

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So far this year, Yaimé has among his main results a gold medal at the 2021 Wanda Diamond League athletics stop in Doha, and a silver metal in Rome.

Also today in Sotteville Gómez will compete in the 400 meters (m / p), a test in which a few days ago, on June 20, he achieved a personal time with a time of 50.76 seconds at the Orlen Janusz Kusocinski Memorial, based in Chorzow, Poland, where he won the silver medal.

Lastly, Diago will try to drop below two minutes at 800 m / p for the first time this season, in which he has a best time of 2: 01.08.

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