Yarisleidis Cirilo: Three finals of the Canoe-Kayak World Championship

Yarisleidis Cirilo is the favorite to fight for several medals. Photo: Planet Canoe.

Cyril Yarisleidis This Thursday, he qualified for his third final of the Canoe-Kayak World Championship and so far he plays in the best Cuban performance in a tournament organized by the Canadian city of Halifax.

the west indies topped her C1 series in the 200 meters with a time of 46.52 and confirmed their line-up as medal favorites in what is presumed to be one of the tournament’s most dramatic finals. At 20 years, Cirilo left Chinese Wenjun Li (46.59), sixth at Tokyo 2020, and American Nevin Harrison (46.87) behind in his seriesOlympic title holder in the Japanese capital, 2019 world champion and a real phenomenon in this specialty.

Before, in the first qualifying regatta, the Canadians guaranteed direct tickets Katie Vincent (46.50), defending champion and eighth Olympian, the Spaniard María Corbera (46.68) and the Polish Katarzyna Szperkiewicz (47.10).

During, in the semifinals, she will have to seek a position towards the title discussion of the Olympic bronzed Ukrainian Liudmyla Luzannow fifth in Cirilo’s heat with a time of 48.15.

This will be the third final for Yarisleidis Cirilo, after his classification with Katherin Nuevo in C2 at 500 meters and the direct advance of the two to the discussion of the medals in C2 at 200 metersan event where due to the low participation rate of the pairs, the organizers decided to organize a direct final.

For his part, in C1 in the thousand meters, José Ramón Pelier, world title holder in the under-23s and ninth at the Olympics, came fourth in his qualifying series and must seek the bye for the semi-final medal dispute.

In a test where only the leader of each regatta advanced directlythe Caribbean posted a time of 4:10.97 and finished behind the Italian Carlo Tacchini (4:01.68), the experienced Czech Martin Fuksa (4:06.28) and the Polish Wiktor Glazunow (4:09.57).

The Brazilian Olympic title holder Isaquias Queiroz and tanned Moldovan Serghei Tarnovschi will also play the semi-finals this Friday. Sergeuy Torres and Tabiani Diéguez will also row that day in C2 at 500 meters in order to appear in one of the three tickets for their regatta until the final.

U-20 World Athletics Championships: Yarima García in the 200m final

Yarima García created a pleasant surprise in the 200 meters. Photo: Monica Ramirez/Jit.

Although he was not among the most optimistic predictions, the Cuban sprinter Yarima García broke her personal best twice and qualified for the 200 meters finala result the island had only achieved three times at the under-20 world championships.

First of all, the West Indian won her qualifying series with a time of 23.46, much better than the 23.82 of her entry. That in itself is a great result for her, but in the afternoon semi-finals she got even better and with 23.40, she entered third in her heat.

This time was enough for him to advance with the second best time among those not classified directly and incidentally give Cuba a final in this event which has not lived since 2014. In this series, the South African Viwe Jingqui (23.12) and the Greek Polyniki Emmanouilidou (23.20) dominated.

Now the fastest time was set by Jamaican Brianna Lyston (22.83) to win the second semi-final, leaving behind American Mia Brahe-Pedersen (22.95).

Only they have now fallen below 23 seconds and, along with Jayla Jamison (23.01), also from the North, are the main favorites for a medal discussion agreed for this Friday afternoon.

Yarima adds this presence in the final of the 200 meters to his 13th place in the hectometre, a test where he also lowered his personal mark to 11.56.

Medalists of the day in Cali 2022

The pole vault was one of the finals of the day. Photo: Athletics World.

  • Pole vault (m): Anthony Ammirati (FRA-5.75), Juho Alasaari (FIN-5.60), Michal Gawenda (5.45).
  • Hammer throw (m): Ioannis Korakidis (79.11), Max Lampinem (FIN-76.33), Iosif Kesidis (CYP-76.32).
  • Heptathlon: Saga Vanninen (FIN-6084), Serina Riedel (ALE-5874), Sandrina Sprengel (ALE-5845).
  • 400 c/v (f): Akala Garrett (USA-56.16), Hanna Karlsson (SWE-56.71), Michaela Rose (USA-56.86).
  • 3 thousand with obstacles (f): Faith Cherotich (KEN-9:16.14), Sembo Almayew (ETH-9:30.41), Meseret Yeshaneh (ETH-9:42.02).
  • 400m (meters): Lythe Pillay (RSA-45.28), Steven McLeroy (USA-45.65), Yusuf Ali Abbas (BRN-45.80).
  • 400m(f): Yemi Mary John (GBR-51.50), Damaris Mutunga (KEN-51.71), Rupal (IND-51.85).
  • 200m (meters): Blessing Akawasi Afrifah (ISR-19.96 CR), Letsile Tebogo (BOT-19.96 CR), Calab Law (AUS-20.48).

Cuba program on Friday August 5 in Cali 2022

Yarima García will play his first world final. Photo: Monica Ramirez/Jit.

  • 4:11 p.m. – Leidis Viamonte (Final – Hammer Throw)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Yarima García (Final – 200m)

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