Yarisley Silva is still savouring her Olympic silver, the best performance by a Cuban athlete at the London Olympics, but she is already looking forward to new exciting challenges in 2013.
With that in mind, the 25-year-old trains Monday to Friday at Havana’s Estadio Panamericano under the guidance of her coach Alexander Navas.
“I had a good rest after a long year, which included my first indoor season, the Samsung Diamond League and the Olympics. London capped my best year so far and I would like to continue that success,” said Silva after her training.
Silva is currently in training for the indoor season as part of the first phase in her preparation for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. She plans to compete in four or five meets and aims at maintaining her competitive level.
“This will be my second indoor season and I will have less pressure than 2012 when we had the World Championships,” said Silva, who plans to make her season’s debut on February 2 in Karlsruhe. I love competing indoors and there is music too in some meets. It gave me a good base for the Olympics. I hope it will be the same in 2013.”
In training, she is joined by Olympian and 4.51m vaulter Dailis Caballero, who hopes to join her in the European tour this winter.
After a well-deserved month of holidays, Silva started her training for 2013 on October 15. “We are currently in physical conditioning and working on technical aspects, before focusing on the grip,” said Navas.
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