Cuban Durand advances to the final of 100 meters in Paratletismo World Cup


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Havana, Nov 10 (ACN) Cuban sprinter Omara Durand advanced today to the final of the 100 meter T12 (deep visual weaknesses) at the World Paratletism Championship, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, until day 15.

Durand, five-time Paralympic champion and universal recordist in 100, 200 and 400 m T12, won the third elimination series with a time of 11.90 seconds, followed by the Spanish Adiaratou Iglesias (12.16).

Behind them, two Chinese Yakin Shen (12.64) and Greilyz Villarroel (12.74) of Venezuela entered the finish line in the fastest heat because Iglesias was included among the finalists for the best time.

The Brazilian Viviane Ferreira (12.22), winner of the first heat and the German Katrin Mueller-Rottgard (12.31), winner in the second race, will be the other rivals who will discuss the medals tomorrow Monday, day 11.

This Saturday, the prominent Cuban paratleta conquered her first golden medal in that appointment of the orb by dominating the 400 m with a record of 52.85 seconds, well ahead of the Ukrainian Oksana Boturchuk (56.02) and Villarroel (58.66), owners of the silver and The bronze, in that order.

In the fourth and last place of that race, Melani Berges, from Spain, entered the finish line with one minute and 36 hundredths, as reflected in the official site of the event.

Those four runners already secured the ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, so the joy was double for the prominent representative of the Island.

This Monday, on the same day of the 100 m final, Durand will compete in the preliminary phase of the double hectometer, which will be semi-final and final on Tuesday 12.

The exponent of the Caribbean nation reached three titles at that level in the editions of Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011, Doha, Qatar, in 2015 and London, Great Britain, two years ago, so she will try to match those outstanding performances.

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