By Jose Alejandro Rodriguez Zas
the cuban runner Yoandys Lezcay He denied in his social networks the recent statements offered by the National Athletics Commissioner, Yipsy Moreno, about his absence in the Cuban team of the discipline and in the Barrientos Memorial that is being celebrated these days in Havana.
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As published this Sunday on our websitethe official referred to the case of Lezcay along with that of other outstanding Cuban athletes during the press conference offered prior to the start of the aforementioned event, traditional of the Cuban field and track.
«The case of Lescay is similar (to that of Cristian Napoles), but with the peculiarity that his process was different. We tried to persuade him to continue, we even entered him in the Cuba Cup and he didn’t show up. He then he appears now, after having declined at that time, “said Yipsy at the meeting.
Nevertheless, in a post made on your Facebook profile, the athlete from Las Tunas denied the commissioner’s statements about his case, without mincing words. Due to the importance of the fact, we share the words expressed by the 28-year-old athlete
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I hereby deny the declaration of the National Athletics Commissioner, Yipsy Moreno and her technical team regarding my non-participation in the Barrientos Memorial on June 18-19, 2022.
There is no reason for those who have to be called the most revolutionary and violate the words of our only Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, where he said that sport is the right of the people.
I am a Cuban citizen and I have the same right to participate and represent my province, Las Tunas, as any athlete that his province registers in any competition within the country.
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You said that you registered me in the Cuba Cup and you know that is a lie, you do not register anyone, the province is the one that orders the registration of its athletes.
I did not appear in the Cuba Cup due to personal problems that any human being can have, so since I did not participate, you retaliated by not letting me compete in the Barrientos, as that is your way of solving problems, always with revenge, as you characterize everything you take it personally.
We’ll see the result of this athletics and where you take it.
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This whole situation continues to call into question Moreno’s management at the head of athletics in Cuba, since in recent times controversy has reigned in Cuban field and track sports, with repeated situations of various kinds occurring with athletes of the stature Yarisley Silva, Leonel Suárez, Juan Miguel Echavarría and many others.
It is evident that something is happening in athletics in Cuba and the lack of transparency to report the truth in each of the events continues to occupy the top of the awards podium.