Cuba won a gold and a silver medal at the Canoeing World Cup based in Racice, Czech Republic, through the young Yarisleidis Cirilo and Katherine Nuevo, inform official media.
They reached the gold metal by winning the C2 category at 200m, in which they timed 42.06s, ahead of the chairs of China (42.80s) and Moldova (44.58s).
Before this competition they had already secured the silver medal, but in the C2 test at 500m, the most common distance for the Cubans, in which they achieved a bronze rower and sixth place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Now in the Czech Republic, Cirilo and Nuevo (1:57.31) lost to the Chinese Shixia Xu and Mengya Sun (1:53.64), Olympic champions in the Japanese capital last year.
Canoists Cirilo and Nuevo for medals in the Recise World Cup. They will be in the A finals of the C1-200, the C2-200 and the C2-500 meters in the event based in Recise, Czech Republic. #rafting #Cuba https://t.co/yWLEGqL5Ne pic.twitter.com/p8nDrvE7mM
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Among the men, the rowing duo of José Ramón Pelier and Tabiany Álvarez barely managed eighth place in the final B of C2 at 500m (1:44.91) to anchor sixteenth in the competition overall.
Pelier, holder of the youth world, managed to qualify for the individual final in the distance of one thousand meters, arriving with the fourth fastest time among the finalists.
This Saturday Pelier and Serguey Torres competed in the C2-1000m semifinal, after looking for good positions in the C1-5000m individual, Cirilo and Nuevo will be looking for separate medals in the C1-200m at the closing of the event this Sunday.