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Pichardo and Silva feature on Cuba’s team for Beijing

World-leading jumpers Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Yarisley Silva lead Cuba’s team of 34 athletes for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Pichardo took silver in the triple jump two years ago in Moscow, but will be looking to go one better in Beijing after leaping a world-leading 18.08m earlier this year in Havana.

World indoor champion Silva, who finished third in Moscow, heads to the Chinese capital as the top pole vaulter in the world this year, having cleared 4.91m in Beckum earlier this month.

The team also includes 16-year-old world youth long jump champion Maykel Masso, who is set to be the youngest competitor in Beijing.

Cuban team for Beijing

MEN
200m:
Reynier Mena, Roberto Skyers
400m: Raidel Acea, Yoandys Lescay
Marathon: Richer Perez
110m hurdles: Yordan L O’Farrill, Jhoanis Portilla
Long jump: Maykel Masso
Triple jump: Pedro Pablo Pichardo
Hammer: Roberto Janet
Decathlon: Yordani Garcia
4x100m: Edel Amores, Yaniel Carrero, Reynier Mena, Reidis Ramos, Cesar Ruiz, Roberto Skyers
4x400m: Raidel Acea, Adrian Chacon, William Collazo, Yoandys Lescay, Osmaidel Pellicier

WOMEN
200m:
Ariallis Gandulla
400m: Lisneidy Veitia
800m: Rose Mary Almanza
Marathon: Dailin Belmonte
400m hurdles: Zurian Hechavarria
Pole vault: Yarisley Silva
Shot put: Yaniuvis Lopez
Discus: Denia Caballero, Yaime Perez
Hammer: Yirisleydi Ford
Javelin: Yulenmis Aguilar
Heptathlon: Yorgelis Rodriguez
4x400m: Daisurami Bonne, Yaneisi Borlot, Gilda Casanova, Roxana Gomez, Zurian Hechavarria, Lisneidy Veitia