Cuba Wins Two Paralympic Titles in Rio

Judoka Dalidaivis Rodríguez. Picture: Internet

Judoka Dalidaivis Rodríguez. Picture: Internet

The Cuban delegation attending the Paralympic Games under way in Rio de Janeiro obtained on Friday its first two titles, thanks to sprinter Omara Durand and judoka Dalidaivis Rodríguez.

The first crown was for Rodríguez, also queen four years ago after beating Ukrainian Iryna Husieva by Ipon during the World Cup held in the United States in 2014, the Web site reported on September 10.

For her part, Durand set a world record in the 100 meters T12 category with 11, 40 seconds, accompanied by her guide Yuniol Kindelán, which gave her the gold medal.

In other results, judoka Gerardo Rodríguez finished fifth, javelin thrower Gerdan Fonseca was eighth, and swimmer Juan Castillo could not make it to the finals of the 400 meter free style, although the last two registered their best times ever.

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