The Cuban team of weights successfully completed its performance at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi 2019, after the 2 participating athletes showed their strength, quality and refined technique to obtain a total of 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 1 bronze and 1 fourth place.
The weightlifter Yaritza Parrado won the gold medal in the squat (silver) and silver medals in Deadlift (deadlift) and Bench Press (bank), thus achieving another gold medal in the combined total, for a total of 2 medals of Gold and 2 of Silver.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince and Supreme Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, opened the Special Olympics World Games in a colorful ceremony that took place at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.
The Cuban delegation was widely applauded upon entering the stadium to parade with athletes from more than 190 participating nations and received ample sympathy, admiration and respect from the public and all those present that were broadcast on the screens inside and outside the stadium .
The head of the diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates, Jorge León Cruz, and the Cuban sports delegation to the Special World Olympic Games, chaired by the methodology of the Ministry of Education, Mirian Menéndez Peña, participated in the closure of the Host City Program that, prior to the start of the competitions, all delegations were offered to enjoy the hospitality, customs and traditions of the country through artistic, cultural and community events.
As part of the preparations prior to the start of the Special World Olympic Games in the capital Abu Dhabi, the Head of the Delegation of Cuba, Mirian Menéndez Peña, participated in the seminar of the Heads of Delegations of Spanish-speaking countries, carried out from March 5 to 6 at the sports venue in Dubai.