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Cuban volleyball player Yamisleydis Viltres leaves delegation in Mexico

Yamisleydis Viltres, voleibol, Cuba

MADRID, Spain.- The renowned Granma volleyball player Yamisleydis Viltres Pacheco left the Cuban team that competed in the XIX edition of the Volleyball Pan American Cup held in the city of Hermosillo, Mexico, which concluded this Sunday.

Sources close to the team confirmed to the sports media Play Off Magazine that Viltres fled from the hotel on Friday night, after the quarterfinal match in which the Caribbean team lost to the United States.

“After reviewing the security cameras, it was found that it was around 10:30 pm.”, and later “there was a meeting with the rest of the team in which the use of mobile phones was restricted,” the police said. font.

The 21-year-old center back, 1.89 meters and 73 kilos, is contracted in the First Division League at the Uralochka-URGEU Club in Russia.

The manzanillera had had an outstanding performance in the Norceca Women’s U-20 Championship, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where Cuba reached the semifinals; and in the U-20 Women’s Volleyball World Championship, also in the Aztec nation.

So far, the official media have not commented on the “abandonment” of Yamisleydis Viltres.

The Cuban team finished fifth in the tournament, after defeating Puerto Rico 3-1 on Sunday. The winners of the contest were the Dominicans.

In the last edition of the Pan American Volleyball Cup, held in 2019 in Peru, the title went to the Americans, followed by the Dominicans and Colombians.

Recent exodus of Cuban athletes

In the trickle of exits from the country of Cuban athletes during the last year, boxers Kevin Brown (67 kg) and Herich Ruiz (86 kg) stand out, the Olympic canoe champion in Tokyo 2020, Fernando Dayan Jorge, the discus thrower Yaimé Pérez; and baseball players Yuxnel Gato, Crisptohfer Pérez and Maykol Valdivia Brown.

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