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Cuba opens its participation in the Women's Continental Volleyball Championship on Tuesday against the Dominican Republic, which continues until September 3 in Quebec, Canada.

The first group of the event consists of host country Mexico and Puerto Rico, while the second group is completed by Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and the United States. As in the previous Final Six competition, in the Dominican Republic, the two winners of the qualifying rounds advance directly to the semi-finals, while the second and third-place finishers advance to the quarter-finals.

The Cubans will then have rivals against the Americans and Costa Ricans, in that order, in programs starting in the afternoon. The Caribbean women lead the Classic tournament winners with 13 titles, seven silver medals and two bronze medals, followed by the United States (8-12-3). The Dominican Republic won the last editions (2019-2021), and has three silver and five bronze medals.

In the sixth final, Cuba lost twice to the Dominicans, once to Canada, and beat Mexico twice and Puerto Rico once, to take the bronze medal. Levis technical director Usmani Garcia said the event helped implement some new techniques that still need improvement, beyond the result.

Also in Canada, in the city of Edmonton, the men's team will play the sixth final, from September 17 to 25, an exhibition that will serve as a preparation for the Brazilian Pre-Olympics, from September 30 to October 8, where eight of the best teams will participate in the world.

Cuba qualified its men's team for the Pan American Games, being champions of Central America and the Caribbean. In the women's category, she has great chances of winning a ticket to attend the continental event of classification From Norsica.

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