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Leonel Suarez becomes third Cuban 8000+ decathlete (0)

Mar 25, 2007

Santiago, Cuba - Aurelio Janet Memorial. The combined events specialists produced good results, as Leonel Suarez became the third Cuban man ever to break the 8000 point mark with an 8156 points. His results were 10,8 - 7.25 - 12.80 - 2.14 - 49,0 on the first day. On the second, he produced 14,2 - 42.10 - 4.30 - 70.35 - 4.27,02.

Suarez is close to the national record (8252), set in 2000 by current national team coach and former World junior champion (1992) Raul Duany Bueno.

Runner-up, 19-year old Junior Diaz, the 2005 Pan American Junior Championships silver medallist, also improved his decathlon best by over 500 points with a 7902 (10,4 - 7.55 - 13.80 - 1.93 - 45,9 - 14,2 - 36.97 - 4.30 - 52.40 - 4.36,09).

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