The most experienced figure of the Cuban free-style wrestling is the Cuban Geandry Garzón who is from Santiago de Cuba province and he will try achieving his second title at Pan-American Games in a really difficult division.
The most experienced figure of the Cuban free-style wrestling is the Cuban Geandry Garzón who is from Santiago de Cuba province and he will try achieving his second title at the current Pan-American Games through a really difficult division.
After being absent from both the related Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015 tournaments, he returned, aged 35, and won the 74kg.
“I am the most experienced one of the team. The training has been proper, especially the last three weeks we were in Isla de la Juventud, given it consolidated what we had been doing all the year. Each one is well focused on what they have to do in Lima.” Geandry Garzón said.
Geandry Garzón, who was the won the World Wrestling Championship in Istanbul in Turkey in 2013, knows the U.S. wrestlers will be his main rivals not only of his team but also in his case.
“The U.S. wrestlers have been our toughest rivals as almost our finals have happened among us and the one who were best trained at that moment would achieve the victory. The Puerto Rican who is world runner-up in the 65 kg and the current Russian Olympic Champion.
Twelve years have passed since Geandry Garzón, who was then 23 only, won the Pan-American event in Rio de Janeiro and even though he knows he is not getting with the same conditions, he has a winning mindset.
“I do hope to gain the title again and keeping that medal I achieved in Brazil.” He pointed out.
After a fruitful career on the related mattresses, he was five times medalists in regional events including the gold medal in Istanbul. Garzón revealed the reason of his return:
“The long-awaited and personal desire of mine in terms of winning a medal at Olympic Games.” He highlighted.
Geandry Garzón said that in spite of his three decades of his life, he is on top form.
“I have many fans who were waiting for me to return to compete. I must tell them that all has gone well till now and the fact that they can trust me as there will be Garzon as a wrestler for a long time.”
Geandry Garzón said to Radio Rebelde station after his return in order to win an Olympic medal.
By Guillermo Rodríguez Hidalgo-Gato