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Mayabeque, Cuba_ The Mayabequense Carlos Raúl Hernández is part of the national team that represents Cuba in the fifty-ninth Caribbean Table tennis Championship, which takes place from today until July 23 at Havana’s Sport Coliseum.   

Carlos Raúl began in that discipline when he was in second grade and then developed skills at the School of Sports Initiation, EIDE, Martyrs of Barbados, where he excelled by his participation in the National School Games.

In 2014 he was part of the list of the top ten athletes of Mayabeque and in 2015 he already won the title of National Youth Champion. That same year he prepared in Peru in a base of training, obtained thanks to his competitive results.

These and other achievements contributed to the fact that today the young man is included among the most selective table tennis players on the island and represents us in the Caribbean contest in Havana, where more than 90 competitors from 12 nations are participating, as revealed Bárbaro Oliva, National commissioner of the discipline,.

In that contest Cuba competes with two men's and women's teams, which brings the total number of Antillean participants to 16, eight in each sex.

According to the National Commissioner of Table Tennis, the team is doubly important, as the finalists will secure the qualification for the first Pan American championship of that sport, to be held from September 11 to 18 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

In search of this possibility are grouped the first rackets Andy Pereira, Moisés Campos, Liván Martinez and Mayabequense Carlos Raul Hernandez.
The first group of the female selection is headed by Lisi Castillo, who is accompanied by Idalys Lovet, Shely Machado and Karla Pérez.

Among the countries participating in the fifty-ninth Caribbean table tennis championship in Havana, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico stand out, nations to defeat in either sex.

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