It is impossible to forget one of the best results of Cuban handball in the current century: the silver medal in the sub-24 category at the Emerging Nations World Championship in Georgia three years ago. That performance is still fresh, the sport is once again pleasing to our country, as it was revealed yesterday that Cuba qualified for another Universal Fair.
The above was confirmed by Jover Hernandez, head coach of the Antillean team, Juventud Rebelde, which participates in the North American and Caribbean youth men’s championship, hosted by Mexico.
Jover explained that it was not necessary to wait for the results of the semi-final matches, which will take place today, as both Martinique and Guadeloupe fall under France for World Championship events, French overseas territories. Thus, our country, which will face the Guadeloupeans in the semi-finals, and the United States have already guaranteed their places for the world championship of the first category, which will be held in 2023 (from June 20 to July 2) between Greece and Germany. will host. ,
Hernandez added to JR that if Cuba reached the finals and won, it would take the sole spot for the Youth Intercontinental Tournament and also qualify for the next Junior Pan American Games.
The insular contingent finished the group stage of the North American and Caribbean Youth Men’s Championships as first in Group B after defeating Martinique (32–19), Mexico (38–31) and Puerto Rico (46–20). After those three wins, the hosts at Jover added six points, scoring 116 for and 70 against.
Of the 25 top scorers in the tournament, the island included six players. The general list was led by Maico Vázquez, with 22 perforations, followed by Lázaro Vega and Samuel Córdez (both 15, fifth), Rolando Méndez (12, seventh), Osmani Minait (11, eighth) and Ronaldo Alameda (10, ninth).