2002 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Alex Garcia

Chicago Tribune

01 April, 2001

Michel Sarria Menendez, pauses for breath after successfully advancing in a regional tournament. Coaches expect his hard work could earn him a coveted place in Cuba's Olympics team. The Rafael Trejo boxing gym is one of hundreds of such gyms in Cuba that nurture young athletes' skills.

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Alex Garcia

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