Praia, April 18 (Inforpress) – The International Olympic Committee has awarded Cabo Verde three wild cards for the Youth Olympic Games 2018, which take place from October 1 to 12 in Argentina, in a total of 206 countries in 31 modalities.
The Youth Games bring together athletes between 15 and 18 years old and Cabo Verde received wildcard for the modalities of athletics and taekwondo.
Marcelo Gomes sprinter in the 100 meters from Sal Island, Magda Moreira, specialist in 3000 meters, native from North Santiago and Nicalas Fernandes taekwondo athlete in the category -55 kg and resident in the United States, are the three young people from Cabo Verde with participation guaranteed in this event in Buenos Aires.
According to the Cabo Verdean Olympic Committee there will still be the qualifying phase, so that Cabo Verde may until 2018 have more athletes with merit qualification.
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