Cuban Sprinter Savón Gives Cuba another Title in Rio

Picture: File Cubadebate

Picture: File Cubadebate

Cuba’s 27 year-old sprinter Leinier Savón contributed the fourth gold medal to his country during the 8th day of the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He obtained the title with a time of 10.97 seconds in the 100 meters T12 category, ACN reported on September 15.

He beat South African Jonathan Ntutu (11.09), German Thomas Ulbricht (11.39) and Azeri Elmir Jabrayilov (11.51).

Savón dedicated his medal to his mother, María Elena Pineda, and to his family, to trainers and other persons who contributed to that triumph, to residents in Guantánamo and to the Cuban people in general, and to the Revolution.

He will compete again on Saturday, in double hectometer.

At the Aquatic Stadium of the Olympic Park, swimmer Juan Castillo finished fifth in the 100 meter butterfly style event, with a time of 1:01.93 minutes.

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