The Cuban discus thrower Silinda Morales achieved this Wednesday the bronze medal in the meeting from the French city of Montreuil.
In one of the stops of the continental athletics tour, the representative of the island sent the disc up to 61.39 meters (m), her second best delivery in competitions outside of Cuba.
The young athlete, only 22 years old, achieved the mark on her fifth attempt and only had one throw over 60 meters, according to review the official site cubadebate.
However, this shot was enough to escort the experienced Frenchman Melina Robert-Michon (gold with 65.49 m) and the Brazilian Izabela da Silva (62.61 m) to the podium.
Disk launcher podium :
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Silinda Morales is currently the main figure of women’s discus in Cuba, after the abandonment of the Cuban team led by the star Yaimé Pérez after the 2022 Oregon World Championship, and the poor form shown in recent times by the also consecrated Denia Caballero.
With a personal best of 63.17 m, achieved in Havana in 2021, Morales has won gold in the under-18 category at the 2017 Nairobi World Cup and youth bronze in Tampere, a year later.
In Montreuil, the Cuban eight-hundred-year-old Rose Mary Almanza also competed, who this time did not have a good presentation.
The runner from the island was below her best times and with a time of 2:03.07 minutes she was only in sixth place. Just a few days ago, she had registered 1: 59.66 in the French town of Forbach, to escort the Ethiopian Habitam Alemu (1: 58.59) on the podium.
This time, the test was dominated by the South African Prudence Sekgodiso (2:00.72), followed by the British Jemma Reekie (2:00.90) and the Swiss Lore Hoffman (2:01.53), refers cubadebate.
According to the publication, the next event for Cuban athletes in Europe will be this June 2, in the Italian city of Florence. There, in the third stop of the Diamond League, the triple jumper Lázaro Martínez, the four-centista Roxana Gómez and the high jumper Luis Enrique Zayas will compete.