|Cuban results in London may be very good
2012.04.30 - 11:52:16 / email@example.com / Translated by: Pedro A. Fanego Sea
Havana, Cuba. – Our world record-holder and Olympic champion in 110-meters hurdles, Dayron Robles, is training in Ecuador with other Cuban athletes. They are preparing for London Olympic Games, scheduled from next July 27 to August 12.
Cuba could have in London about 30 competitors in athletics. It will be the sport with more representatives in our delegation and some of them could win medals. However, if Dayron Robles reaches the British capital in top shape, he would doubtlessly be our strongest candidate to a gold medal. He would not be the only one, but the one with more possibilities indeed.
Every competition where Dayron participates, around ten before London, must be followed closely, in order to ascertain his true possibilities at the Olympics. His stability in 2008 was sensational and ended up with the Olympic title. Thereafter, our champion from Guantanamo has remained at the top, but without that regularity. Let us hope that now he repeats or improves his performance in that campaign.
The other Cuban champion in the Chinese capital was Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez, who will go to London as favorite, but with mighty opponents. Nevertheless, we hope that our giant from Pinar del Rio will stand again at the top of the podium.
In the city of the Big Ben, Cuban boxing team should not go again through what happened in Beijing, where we had four boxers in the finals and none could win. Now, several Cuban boxers can make it to the finals and we are confident that at least two, or even more, will win the highest prize. I refrain from mentioning any particular name, because they all could make it to the top.
I am sure that the battle for the gold medals in London will be hard-fought in every sport. I repeat, however, that we could have Olympic champions in athletics, boxing, wrestling, taekwondo, judo and some other sports.
The quality in all competitions will be so high that winning three gold medals in London would be good. If four or five titles arrived, it would have to be considered very good, great, and extraordinary if the number reached six. It if were any higher that would be fantastic. I am not dreaming, we have many limitations and face many hardships, because of the world economic crisis and the criminal Yankee blockade, but our sportsmen have trained very well indeed. By: Diego Mendez