After obtaining the third place by countries with two gold medals and one silver medal in the Mexico Open, Cuba will participate with six taekwondocas in the World Taekwondo Championship in Manchester, Great Britain, from May 15 to 19.
World Taekwondo, the governing organization of this sport, registers for the event at the Manchester Regional Arena four technicians and a doctor, in addition to the six Cuban fighters, led by the president of the Cuban Taekwondo Federation and national taekwondo commissioner, Iván Fernández, Seventh Dan.
Rafael Alba, head of the world in Mexico 2013, will fight in more than 87 kilograms, while the Pan American champion in Toronto 2015, José Ángel Cobas, will fight in 80 kg.
Alba and Cobas won the Mexican Open, which ended on April 14, and they are also qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.
In Manchester, the Cuban women’s team will fight for world glory. The team has achieved all its quotas for Lima 2019.
The ladies will be led on British soil by the universal monarch in Mexico 2013, Glenhis Hernandez (73 kg), along with the continental starter in Toronto 2015 and world bronze in Mexico 2013 Yania Aguirre (49 kg).
The women’s squad is completed by Tamara Roble (57 kg) and Arlettys de la Caridad Acosta (67 kg), champions at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla.
(Taken from RHC in Spanish)