A quintet of Cuban athletes, including the Guantanamo Dayron Robles and Yargelis Savigne to the head, is announced to compete tomorrow at the Areva Tournament in Paris, eighth link for the Diamond League.
The absolute record holder in 100 Meters Hurdles and the Triple Jump World Champion will be accompanied by Mabel Gay, also for Triple, the vaulter Lázaro Borges and Misleydis Gonzalez, Shot.
Ismaray Armenteros went to javelin finals with 49.79 meters, second in group A and sixth best among the twelve that advanced to the next round, while Surian Hechavarría ran the 400 hurdles in 1:01.85, second in the series 2, but number 20 among the 24 qualified for semi-finals.
Yodenys Rivera 16th in Long Jump and Daniellys Dutil, High Jump, 15th, were not able to continue among the dozen that will compete for prizes.
Among the former champions at the tournament figure throwers of high quality, also sprinters, so that Fedrick Dacres sent the disc to 67.05 m and was crowned champion, well ahead of Ethan Cochran (USA-61.37) and Gerhard de Beer (RSA-60.63).
In the other two finals, China’s Tianqian Guo (15.24) dominated the shot competition, escorted by Sophie McKinna (GBR-14.90) and Katinka Urbaniak (GER-14.71), while the Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase (8:56.36) was unreachable at 3 000 meters by the Kenyan Ziporah Wanjiru Kingori (8:56.82) and Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui (8:58.63).