The defending Pan Am women’s track racing sprint champion, Cuban cyclist Lisandra Guerra, has advanced to the quarter-finals where she will have one last chance at winning a gold at the XVII Pan American Games.
At 11.377 seconds, Guerra had the fourth best time in qualifying rounds, in which Canadian Monique Sullivan set a Pan Am record with 10.992. In the round of 16, the native of Matanzas province exploded across the finish line to beat Karen Cruz of El Salvador.
Lisandra’s appearance at the quarter-finals takes place on the evening of Saturday, July 18 against Luz Gaxiola of Mexico. If she wins, she will advance to the semi-finals on Sunday, the last day for track cycle racing.
So far Lisandra has won two silver medals in the Toronto games, in the women’s team sprint and in keirin.