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The Cape Verdeans in Beijing 14 August 2008

Many Cape Verdeans have been following the main competitions at the Beijing Olympics on television, and are anxious to see how Cape Verde fares in the 2008 games. 200-meter sprint runner Lenira Santos will be the first to compete, on August 19, at the National Stadium. Gymnast Wânia Monteiro, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Saturday, will be at the Technology Gymnasium beginning on the 21st. On the last day of the games, the 24th, runners will go into action, including Nelson Cruz.

On the official Olympic website, all of the details of the games, modalities and results may be followed, as can the profile of each individual athlete. Following is a profile of each of Cape Verde’s athletes.

Lenira Santos

Sport: Athletics, 200 m race (begins on August 19)

Age: 21

Date of birth: April 21, 1987

Height: 1.78 meters

Weight: 69 kg

Page on Olympics site: http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/6/234056.shtml

Wânia Monteiro

Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics (begins on August 21)

Age: 22

Date of birth: August 9, 1986

Height: 1.7 meters

Weight: 62 kg

Participated in 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she received a score of 71.900.

Page on Olympics site: http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/5/234055.shtml

Nelson Cruz

Sports: Athletics, marathon (August 24)

Age: 30

Date of birth: December 31, 1977

Height: 1.81 meters

Weight: 70 kg

Page on Olympics ste: http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/4/237684.shtml

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