Viva Cuba! Cuba's top decathletes post record scores in the decathlon at the Aurelio Janet Memorial over the weekend in Havana. The dynamic duo are Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Leonel Suarez and 2007 Pan American Games runner-up Yordanis Garcia. Twenty-one--year-old Leonel Suarez was captured by Outsports photographers last spring and definitely looks fit in all the right places.
IAAF reports, "Both posted the highest totals ever for a Decathlon in Cuba as Suarez scored 8415 points and Garcia a personal best of 8365 points. Suarez set the national Heptathlon indoor record with 5959 points in early February this year, and Garcia came close with 5905 two weeks later in Seville."
"Twenty-year old Garcia made an impressive start on the first day, thanks to his personal bests in the Long Jump (7.33m), Shot Put (16.20m) and 400m (48.57sec) to take a lead of over 100 points (4390 to Suarez’ 4255). However, Suarez showed his traditional strength on the final day, including the Javelin (72.93m) and to secure victory in the 1500m."
Leonel Suarez and Yordanis Garcia will now prepare for the IAAF Combined Events Challenge and the 1st Americas Cup, which will be held in Havana May 29-30.
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