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Training for Rio with the Cuban Fencing team

November 9, 2019


We normally train between Monday and Saturday. We start early at around 8am and then we finish at around 2pm. We adjust the intensity of our training depending on the orders from our coach. As the national Fencing coach for the Cuban team, I am setting a technical work out. We are splitting the technical and tactical workouts, so we can reduce the lack of competition experience due to our difficulties of attending competitions. Our training is very demanding due to the fact that we need to train more so we can replace the lack of international competition. So our training becomes like an experimental lab. I feel that our country has move forward with it’s training techniques in Fencing. But not too long ago, Cuban Fencing was at the top of the world rankings. In Sabre, we used to always be one of the top 5 nations. We use to call that the golden era for Cuban Fencing. It was in the 1980s, in that decade, we had some of the best results. Our last Olympic medal was from Sydney 2000. It would mean a lot if we can get onto the podium again, it would be a step in the right direction. But as I always say, we need to go step by step. We first need to qualify because without qualifying, we cannot dream. Before qualifying, we have day to day training. We work very hard, so whoever gets the chance to go to the Olympics will be able to get the best result. And they’ll make us proud of attending an Olympic games.

6 Comments

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