London, UK, Aug 8.- Yipsi Moreno was the only Cuban hammer thrower to qualify to the finals of the event in the London Olympic Games, with the sixth best throw of the 12 finalists.
In Moreno’s first attempt she threw the hammer 73.95 meters away, which was enough to qualify, since the requirement was 73 meters. The best throw was by Polish Anita Wlodarczyk (75.68) while the last to make it was her team-mate Juana Fiodorow (70. 48).
Cubans Arasay Thondike (67. 93), and Ariannis Vichy (67. 48) were eliminated from the medal’s discussion, with results far from their best performances.
Meanwhile, pole vaulter Lazaro Borges, silver medallist in the world championships in Daegu 2011, didn’t qualify to the finals with a poor 5.50 meter result. After the event, Borges told ACN news agency that breaking his pole in his first attempt made him lose concentration.
This afternoon, two Cubans will be in semifinals of the 110 meter hurdles, Olympic champion Dayron Robles and Orlando Ortega. In case they qualify, they will be two hours later in the finals. (Radio Cadena Agramonte).