PINAR DEL RÍO, Cuba, June 6, 2022.- Cuban Miguel David Gutiérrez of the champion team was elected the Most Valuable Player and the most outstanding opposite of the Norceca Challenger Final Four, which awarded a place to the winner for the 2023 world tournament Nations League qualifier.
The best spikers were, in this order, Marlon Yant (Cuba) and Wilfrido Hernández (Dominican Republic) and Antonio Elías Rodríguez (Puerto Rico) and Roamy Alonso (Cuba) as blockers.
Annel Cabrera (Puerto Rico) took the awards in three positions by distinguishing himself in defense, reception and libero, while his teammate Arturo Iglesias in his role as setter.
Henry Antonio López (Dominican Republic) was the other with more than one award as he finished top scorer and starred in the best service performance.
Cuba finished undefeated by winning all three of its matches and without losing a set; Dominican Republic became runner-up (2 wins and one loss); in third Mexico (1-2) and in fourth Puerto Rico, which could not score any victory.
The Cuban team secured a place for the 2023 qualifying world tournament for the League of Nations, but if they win the one scheduled for next month in South Korea, they are automatically inserted into that important annual event and the Dominican team would take their place.
During the last day in Hall November 19, the triple Olympic champion of Barcelona 92, Atlanta 96 and Sydney 2000, Marlenis Costa, and her partner Isel Saavedra, member of the Morenas del Caribe team since the second mid 1980s to mid 1990s.
Authorities from the government, sports and political and mass organizations recognized the outstanding contribution of these two players.