Radio Habana Cuba | Elisbet: seventh in closing of the Swimming World Cup


Elisbet: seventh in closing of the Swimming World Cup

Havana, Nov 10 (JIT) Cuban Elisbet Gamez was seventh in the final of the 800 meters freestyle on the closing day of the last phase of the Swimming World Cup, held in Doha, Qatar.

The girl recorded 8: 51.85 minutes in an event dominated by Tjasa Oder, from Slovenia, with 8: 34.65, and who was escorted on the podium by the Japanese Yumiki Moriyama (8: 37.25) and the Austrian Marlene Kahler (8: 37.79).

The 22-year-old ondina was included in the top 10 during her three days of competition, according to the website of the International Swimming Federation (Fina).

The highlight was at the opening of the lid, on Friday, when he lowered his own national record in the 400 free until 4: 13.05 minutes, which he played in fourth place. That day was behind the Austrian Marlene Kahler (4: 10.51); the Australian Mikkayla Sheridan (4: 11.63) and the Slovenian Katja Fain (4: 12.38).

The previous mark of Luisa Maria Mojarrieta's pupil was 4: 14.70 minutes, finalized at the end of April in Peru during the qualification for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima. There she deleted the 4: 18.23 achieved in 2015 in the multisport continental contest from Toronto, Canada.

The best swimmer in Cuba in recent years was tenth this Saturday in the 200 meters, stopping watches at 2: 03.43. The limit for the country at that distance is also in possession (1: 58.55). With that time he won the silver medal at the Games Central American and Caribbean Barranquilla 2018.

Gamez, a native of the Guantanamero municipality of Baracoa, obtained 815, 766 and 758 points, in order, in the 400, 200 and 800 meters free.

Edited by Raul Rodriguez

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