Cup in honor to May 15th

aclifim-baloncesto-029According to Tamayo Romero, president of the Cuban Association for People with Disabilities (ACLIFIM) the competition already began today with the presence of local authoroties and the joy and the enthusistic back of fans, people and students of the school Josué País, where the contest will be developed.

 

It´s part of the activities prepared in the Isle of Youth in ocassion of the 57th anniversary of the release of Fidel Castro, Raúl and the other Moncadistas form the Model Prison, nowadays National Monument

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Fotos: Gerardo Mayet Cruz y Jesús Mirabal

Héctor Tamayo Romero, presidente de la Asociación Cubana de Limitados Físicos Mortores en la Isla de la Juventud

According to Tamayo Romero, president of the Cuban Association for People with Disabilities (ACLIFIM) the competition already began today with the presence of local authoroties and the joy and the enthusistic back of fans, people and students of the school Josué País, where the contest will be developed.

“The event- he pointed out- is an example of the laudably practice of the revolutionary sport in Cuba, thank to the sacrifice of those young people of the Generation of the Centennial, who did not let to die Martí´s ideasand fought along with people until get the trae independence of homeland.

“We want that the contest, sponsored by the Cuban Association for People with Disabilities (ACLIFIM) and the sport sector, be at the hight of the historical signification of this date”.

Alfredo Anache Calunga, capitán de la escuadra de la Isla de la Juventud, resultó el jugador más valioso del certamen amistoso y el pasado añoAt the end, Tamayo Romero recalled Fidel Castro´s words when he said: “More than medals, more than sport victories, there is something that is reflected on you and that´s the spirit of the Cuban revolution, because your discipline, consacretion to the sport and the energy and moral you reflect”.

The practice of sport between people with disabilities began in Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution, in January 1st of 1959 and it has apported medals in World and Pana American games and other national and international events.

We´re going to keep the title

“The competition is very hard, but we ´re going to do as much as possible in the field”, expressed Alfredo Anache Calunga, captain of the basketball team of the Isle of Youth, amphytrion of the V Edition of the Basketball Cup on wheel-chair and winner of the cup last year.

“We have a motivation very hard- he said- and it´s that our trainer Eliécer de la Cruz Blanco is in Venezuela, collaborating with the brother country and we want to make this present, the victory.

“We thank to our fans and members of the ACLIFIM in the territory”.

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

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