HAVANA TIMES – The US Interests Section in Havana denied visas to Cuban Olympic medal athletes Yargelis Savigne and Yipsi Moreno, who were scheduled to participate today in the 4th Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon.
According to the statement of the Cuban Athletic Commission, the island will only be represented in this phase of the League by Orlando Ortega (110 hurdles), who is already in US territory.
Moreno specializes in the hammer throw and is a three times world champion and twice an Olympic silver medalist. For her part, Savigne was the triple jump world champion in 2007.
The Diamond League, which includes 14 stages of track and field events in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, and held its first three rounds during the month of May in Doha, Shanghai, and New York.