With Lazaro Borges’ world silver in 2011 and her Olympic silver, Cuba has emerged a top contender in the Pole Vault, an area previously considered weaker on the Island among the field events.
“The talent is there; we just need the resources and the opportunities,” said Silva. “Lazaro and I had our first European tour in 2011 and we took advantage. You can only reach the top by competing against the world’s best.”
Asked about her chances in Moscow, Yarisley Silva believes it will be a very exciting competition with World record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva competing on home soil.
“I finished fifth in Daegu and I want to improve to a medal in Moscow. It will be just as tough as London – or even tougher – but I am preparing to be ready for the challenge. With the crowd supporting Yelena and focusing on the Pole Vault, I believe that will help us all reach better results,” she stated.
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