Wrestler Mijain Lopez named best athlete in Cuba

08:30, December 28, 2010      

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Heavyweight greco-roman wrestler Mijain Lopez was named Best Athlete in Cuba for 2001-2010, the weekly newspaper "Trabajadores" reported on Monday.

Lopez, categorized at 120kg, is the first four-time world champion in Cuban fighting, having won Budapest 2005, Baku 2007, Herning 2009 and Moscow 2010. He also won the Olympic Games at Beijing 2008.

Other athletes selected include Osleidys Menendez in javelin, Yumisleidis Cumba in shot put, Yipsi Moreno in hammer throw and Dayron Robles in 110m hurdles.

In addition, Driulis Gonzalez in judo, Yoanka Gonzalez in track cycling, Yandro Quintana in wrestling, Mario Kindelan in boxing, Pedro Luis Lazo in baseball and the duo Ibrahim Rojas-Ledi Frank Balceiro in canoeing also reached the selected list.

For team sports, "Trabajadores" selected the baseball team, which finished second in the First World Classic of Baseball 2006.

Source: Xinhua

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