The 400 and 800 meters runner, who won the Athletics Grand Prix from 1987 to 1991, as well as two world titles in 1995 and 1997, held a talk at the Vittorio Tommasi Center, organized by the Italy-Cuba National Friendship Association (ANAIC), the source stated.
ANAIC vice-president Walter Persello and that Association’s secretary in Venice, Alberto Cancian, welcomed Ana Fidelia, who shared with the large audience about her sports career and personal life experiences.
Quirot moved the audience when she recounted the unfortunate events occurred in her life after a terrible accident she suffered in 1993, and highlighted how her willpower and character contributed to her return to the tracks, where she won two world titles.
The outstanding athlete spoke about the importance of her conversations with Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro, who inspired her to keep going during those difficult moments.
Ana Fidelia responded to several questions from the audience, among them a large group of members of the local Latin American community.