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Andy Díaz was the star in Havana

The young jumper Andy Díaz became the main protagonist of the seventh Cuban Athletics Confrontación, which took place between Friday and Saturday at the Pan-American Stadium in Havana.

Díaz, 25, took the victory with a brilliant 17.63 m in the triple jump, escorted by Jordán Díaz (17.34) and Cristian Napoles (17.04), all with guaranteed tickets to the Tokyo Olympics.

Andy Díaz’s jump ratifies him in second place in the world ranking of the current season, improving the 17.19 he had since May 28, also achieved in the Cuban capital, and escorting Hughes Fabrice Zango from Burkina Faso, which is 17.67 m.

With this mark, Cuba has 11 jumpers with performances above 17.50 meters, a total only surpassed by the former Soviet Union (14) and the United States (13).

In the Confrontación they also stood out in the long jump Juan Miguel Echevarría, who won with 8.30 meters, in the 200 m Reynier Mena, who triumphed with 20.77 seconds, and in the triple jump for women Liadagmis Povea, who scored 14.33 m to beat the junior Leyanis Pérez, first in the world in the U20 this year (14.27), and Davisleydi Velasco (13.85).

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