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Cuba Finishes Fourth in Caribbean Swimming Event
Monday, July 28, 2008

Havana.- Cuba finished fourth in the Caribbean Swimming Championship, held in Jamaica recently.

The Cuban swimmers won 34 medals, including 13 gold, 13 silver and eight bronze.

Cuba's best swimmer was Heysi Villarreal, who won gold medals in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle competitions, and silver medals in the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter medley contests.

Villarreal also won the bronze medals in the 50-meter backstroke and freestyle competitions.

David Rodríguez was the Cuban swimmer who won more gold medals, finishing first in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstroke and 50-meter butterfly competitions.

Puerto Rico finished first (32-21-9), followed by Trinidad and Tobago (26-28-33) and Bahamas (15-17-10).

Cuba also competed in the synchronized swimming tournament, at which Grises Tendero won the gold medals in the figure and free routine contests in the 15-17 years category.



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