Cuba, With More Than 300 Sport Tickets for Toronto-2015
Havana, Jan 9 .- Cuba has classified 301 athletes for the Pan-American Games taking place from July 10 to 26 in Toronto, Canada, Cuban sports officials informed today.
So fat, there are 22 disciplines with continental tickets, reported the director of the department of High Performance of the Cuban Institute of Sports, (INDER), Norge Marrero, cited by the Cuban Information Agency.
Marrero stated that the male and female teams of field hockey head the list of those classified with 32places, divided into equal amounts (16) for both groups.
Other sports on the island have already their quotas at the Pan-American event, they are handball, 15 male and 15 female), water polo, 13 for each team, rowing, 18 males 8 females, baseball, 24 places, volleyball, 12 places for each team, shooting with 10 male and 7 female and softball 17.
Other teams have tickets to the event in Toronto, such as women's basketball with 12 places, canoeing 9 male and 6 female, artistic gymnastics with 6 per team, wrestling with 10 male and 2 female, weight lifting 7 men and a woman, synchronized swimming with 8 women and athletics with 4 male and 3 females.
To these are added the rhythmic gymnastics 7 females, cycling with 6 females, archery with 3 places per team, pentathlon with 2 per team, beach volleyball, with the same amount, karate with two men and sailing with two men.
According to Marrero, several sports will look forward to their classification in the next few months, including combat sports, and other such as athletics will try to expand its places.
He highlighted that the Cuban delegation's objective is to maintain the second place in the table of positions for countries. (Prensa Latina)