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María Luisa García Longa, la campeona cubana de tenis que las autoridades cubana

María Luisa García Longa, la campeona cubana de tenis que las autoridades cubanas mantienen en el olvido por ser hija de «burgueses». 🎾😊 Increíble que a pesar de ser María García Longa la primera mujer cubana en ganar dos medallas de oro en Juegos Centroamericanos, las autoridades deportivas cubanas mantengan su figura en el más ominoso de los olvidos. Ninguna institución deportiva o campo de entrenamiento de tenis lleva su nombre en la Isla, a pesar de que constituye todo un paradigma para el deporte blanco, pues desde 1930 en que consiguiera su hazaña en los juegos de La Habana. El gran problema parece ser que María Luisa García Longa no cuadra con el modelo de deportista que prefiere… More
Incredible that despite being Maria Garcia Longa the first Cuban woman to win two gold medals in Central American Games, Cuban sports authorities keep their figure in the most ominous of oblivions. No sports institution or tennis training camp is named on the Island, even though it is a paradigm for white sport since 1930 when it got its feat at the Havana games. The big problem seems to be that Maria Luisa Garc íaa Longa does not fit with the model of athlete who prefers to sell the Cuban government: humble people, who passed more work than a cot lining and who came to success in the muscle world only thanks to the help from Revolution and Party. Indeed, Maria Luisa doesn’t fit in that description. She, like the first five women to represent Cuba for the first time in Pan American games, belonged to the Vedado Tennis Club, a social-recreational institution, closely linked to the development of sport on the island, but also linked to the rancid aristocracy Cuban. In other words: that the girl was bourgeois and that’s reason more than enough to get someone drafted in Cuba in the history books (unless they were bad) and multiply them by zero. In the Havana leadership, Maria Luisa Longa proved to be the best tennis player in the area and rose with two gold medals: singles and doubles. Shortly before she had entered history by becoming one of the first five Cuban women to parade at an Olympic stadium, La Tropical during the opening of the games. A milestone. Although women had debuted on the sports stage since the 1900 Paris Olympics, it would not be until the 1930 Havana Games they were accepted in the Caribbean and Central America. And that halfway through, because Cuba was the only nation that allowed its females to intervene in the event. The headquarters of the tennis tournament Maria Luisa Garcia Longa intervened was the Vedado Tennis Club, the institution to which it belonged, the Vedado Tennis Club. With her participation she and her colleagues opened the way for athletes in the area that already in the next edition of San Salvador would intervene in four sports: basketball, volleyball, tennis and swimming. Although the intentional neglect of Maria Luisa Garc íaa Longa may be due to her bourgeois social origin; the direction of INDER has always been quite misogynistic in tributing honors. It seems like a lie, but, in a country where women have given so much glory to sport, one hand can count on sports institutions that bear the name of a woman.
Pictures. Tremendous.
Illustrator. Alejandro Cairo ·

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