Cuba won two gold medals and one bronze yesterday, Monday, in addition to adding a ticket to the Panamerican Games de Santiago 2023, during the second day of the continental shooting competition based in Lima, Peruaccording to official media on the island.
The crowns were provided by the men’s and mixed air pistol teams at 10 meters, the third place corresponded to the women’s team of the same modality and the ticket to the continental multi-sport event went to the account of gunsmith Guillermo Alfredo Torres, in the skeetaccording to a note published by the sports portal Hit.
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The male and mixed casts of the air pistol at 10 meters reigned. Guillermo Alfredo Torres qualified for the Pan American Games in #Santiago2023 #shooting https://t.co/69LcLMQTUZ pic.twitter.com/cLZSUM7Zzg
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Jorge Grau, Yohe Tamayo and Guillermo Pías led the qualifying stage with 1,718 points, ahead of the teams from the United States (1,715), Colombia (1,704) and Brazil (1,703), reports the media.
Already in the dispute for the title, the representatives of the Island surpassed the northerners Nickolaus Mowrer, James Hall and Stephen Lutz with a score of 12-10, while in the fight for the third seat the Brazilians beat the coffee growers by disqualification.
In the mixed event, Grau and Laina Pérez added 571 points and finished second in the preliminary phase, only surpassed by Ecuadorians Andrea Pérez and Yautung Cueva (575), adds the report.
The Antilleans left Mexicans Alejandro Zavala and Daniel Urquiza in third place in that stage, who also rounded up 571 units, but with fewer shots to the center of the target (16 against 11). In fourth place were the representatives of Peru.
For the title, Grau and Laina narrowly beat the Ecuadorians with a score of 16-14. Shortly before the bronze medals had been in the hands of the Aztecs, superior to the Peruvians with a score of 17-7, he specifies Hit.
As for the women’s competition, Laina, Sheyla González and Claudia Hernández closed the preliminary phase in fourth place thanks to 6,731 points. They escorted casts from the United States (1,707), Guatemala (1,676), and Ecuador (1,674).
To get on the podium, the Cubans had a 13-11 lead over the Ecuadorians Diana Durango, Andrea Pérez and Sofía Padilla in the match for the bronze medals. In the fight for gold, the Americans prevailed over the Guatemalans with a score of 12-6, the report adds.
The other test with actions from yesterday Monday in the Pan American Championship was the skeet for men. Guillermo Alfredo Torres achieved throws of 23, 22, 23, 25 and 21 points for a total of 114. With this result he obtained 20th place in the competition and qualified for the Santiago 2023 fair.
So far, Cuba has four tickets for next year’s continental multi-sports party, added to that of the gunmen Grau, Yohe and Laina, with the one recently won by Torres.
In addition, in the Pan-American fight in Lima, the delegation of the Island exhibits a bronze medal conquered by Grau in the 10 meter air pistol category.