|Cuban and Argentinean Women Water Polo Athletes Compete in Havana|
|Written by ACN|
|Thursday, 13 October 2011 08:33|
HAVANA, Cuba.-The Cuban women's water polo team will face, as of Thursday, its Argentinean rivals three times, at the Baragua Swimming Pool Complex in this capital
These three matches -the last two scheduled for Sunday and Monday- will serve as training for the two groups and as an opportunity to polish technical and strategic details for their participation in the upcoming 16th Pan-American Games of Guadalajara, Mexico, to be held from October 14th through the 30th.
We selected Cuba for these three games for three reasons: first, for its sporting potential; second, because it will be our direct rival in Group B; and third, due to its closeness with respect to Mexico, which we thought was ideal for training, Daniel Poggi, manager of the Argentinean team, told ACN.
Puerto Rico and the United States are also included in Group B, while Group A is composed of Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. The Cuban squad will try to re-edit the third place obtained in Rio de Janeiro 2007, when it defeated locals 6-5, thus walking away with its first continental medal.
Water polo competitions have been included in the Pan-Am Games since Winnipeg 1999.