Cuba triathlete competes today in the Dominican Republic


Camaguey, Sports, Triathlon, Leslie Amat, World Cup, Dominican Republic

Havana.- The Cuban triathlete Leslie Amat will participate this Sunday in her penultimate match of 2019, during the World Cup that will host the Dominican Republic.

Amat, 27 years old, will be like this in his eleventh appointment of the year, after debuting at the Ibero-American in Havana, where in February he conquered a silver medal, a podium he repeated in June in the Copa America hosted by the Colombian city of Santa Martha.

She is currently 87th in the ranking of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), is number 21 in the Americas and 120 in the Olympic list.

The Cuban will start with number 29 among 66 competitors, including the Japanese Ai Ueda, several times winner of World Cups.

After competing in the Pan American Games of Lima, in Peru, the capital was in the World Cup in Weihai (China), Tongyeong (South Korea) and Miyazaki (Japan) and again Lima, in the circuit of the continental multisport event, in All with meritorious results.

In July, in the Peruvian capital, he achieved a historic seventh place, to overcome the 12 achieved in the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo 2003 and equal the best place won by the Cuban triathlete Michel Gonzalez in Rio 2007.

His last appointment this 2019 will be in the Continental Cup of Formosa, in Argentina, next day 17.

Leslie Amat has achieved four podiums in Pan American cups so far this year. The struggle to qualify for the appointment of the five rings of Tokyo 2020 is still standing, according to its coach, Diosele Fernandez. (With information from

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