La pareja femenina cubana de voleibol de playa, de Leila Martínez y Lidianny Echeverría, campeonas del torneo regional de Varadero en 2022. Foto: @Norceca_Info / Twitter.

Two titles for Cuba in the beach volleyball tournament in Varadero

Cuba won two gold medals this Sunday, one in each sex, in the second stop of the North, Central America and the Caribbean (Norceca) circuit of Beach volleyballheld in Varadero.

In addition, in the tournament played in the main tourist center of the Island, the largest of the Antilles also achieved a bronze medal in the men’s classification, according to press reports.

In that competition, the female duo made up of Leila Martínez and Ledianny Echeverría, and the male duo made up of Miguel Ángel Ayón and Yosvani Carrasco, specified the agency EFE.

The Cubans defeated the Canadians Emma Glagau and Ruby Sorra 2-1 with scores of 21-12, 19-21 and 15-12 in an event that is preparatory for the World Cup in Italy next June, for which the Cubans They already have their quota guaranteed.

The other gold was won by the Cubans Ayón and Carrasco by defeating their American rivals Travis Mewhirter and Timothy Brewster 2-0 (21-13 and 21-17), adds the news release.

The bronze went to the duet formed by Noslen Díaz and Jorge Luis Alayo, recent winners of the first Norceca stop in Aguascalientes (Mexico), where they won the crown by defeating 2-1 (18-21, 21-12 and 15-12 ) to Americans Hagen Smith and Michael Boag.

In the women’s branch, the third place of this stop was at the hands of the couple of Lindahl and Wheeler, from the United States, who had fallen in the semifinals against the Cubans, ultimately champions.

The Varadero tournament brought together beach volleyball players from various countries in the region, including powerhouses of this sport in the area such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

EFE / OnCuba



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