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Cuba will add more athletes for Olympic Wrestling qualifier



Havana, Dec 23 - The World Wrestling Union (UWW) updated a series of dates and venues for major events in 2021, including the global Olympic qualifier.

Avoiding conflicts in January, facilitating visa and travel procedures, and responding to concerns about the impacts of Covid-19 appear among the causes of the adjustments made in a virtual meeting of the executive.

As for the world Olympic qualifier, it turned out that he will remain in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, but one week later than planned, exactly from May 6 to 9.

That fight is important for Cuba, which wants to add one more triad to its 12 classified among the three styles.

It will search for quotas with libristas Yurieski Torreblanca (86 kg) and Reineris Salas (57 kg), a girl and define between Mabelkis Capote and Milaymis Marin.

The directors of the UWW also confirmed that all dates and venues are still subject to change, taking into account the complexities of the pandemic.

Here is the list of events:

Matteo Pellicone Qualification Series, March 4-7 (Roma, ITA).  

European Qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, March 18-21 (Budapest, HUN) 

Africa and Oceania Qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, April 2-4 (El Jadida, MAR) 

African Championships, April 6-11 (El Jadida, MAR) 

Asian Qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, April 9-11 (Almaty, KAZ) 

Asian Championships, April 12-17 (Almaty, KAZ) 

European Championships, April 19-25 (Warsaw, POL) 

World Qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, May 6-9 (Sofia, BUL)

Pan American Championships, May 27-30 (Rio de Janeiro, BRA) 

Polish Open Series Ranking, June 8-13 (Warsaw, POL)       

(Text and photo: Jit)