Cuban Omara Durand with action this Sunday at the Paratletism World Championship


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Havana, Nov 10 (ACN) In search of its quota at the end of the 100 meters T12 (deep visual weaknesses), Cuban sprinter Omara Durand will return to action today at the World Paratletism Championship, which hosts Dubai, United Arab Emirates United.

Durand, five-time Paralympic champion and universal recordist in 100, 200 and 400 m T12, will be in the last of the three preliminary heats of the hectometer next to the Venezuelan Greilyz Vilarroel, the Chinese Yaqin Shen and Adiaratou Iglesias, of Spain.

The winners of each series and the best time among the remaining will advance to the final that will be held tomorrow day 11.

Among his most complicated rivals to access the podium are Elena Chebanu, from Azerbaijan, the German Katrin Mueller-Rottgard and the Ukrainian Oksana Boturchuk.

This Saturday, Cuba's leading paratleta won his first gold medal in that event of the world by dominating the 400 m with a time of 52.85 seconds, well ahead of Boturchuk (56.02) and Villarroel (58.66), winners of the silver and the bronze, in that order.

Fourth and last of that final, the Spanish Melani Berges entered the finish line, with a one-minute and 36 hundredth time, 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.

In other performances by exponents of the Caribbean nation, on the 8th, the Javelinista Gerdan Fonseca finished sixth in the class F44-64 (lower limb amputees) with a mark of 54.21 meters.

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