SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 4,
2022 – On the eve of the start of the Final Six
Women’s Tournament, all of the coaches expressed
their opinions of the winning chances of their
sides of the daily competitions.
During the traditional inspection of the
participants, the technical directors met with
the press department of NORCECA, the
organization in charge of the event.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic:
We are going to take advantage of the tournament
to continue the final preparation part with a
view to the World Championship, which is the
biggest event that we have this year. We are the
venue and the expectations are to at least reach
the final and discuss the gold. We are the
current two-time champions of this competition
but this is sport and all the teams come to the
same, what I can assure you is that we will play
to win all the games.
Carolyn O´Dwyer, coach of Canada:
I think we are really excited that it is a
pretty similar team that we had at the PanAm Cup
so we just really looking to see how much we can
improve on our performance there. We are
competing with very strong teams so we will see
how we do to get as far as possible.
Tomas Fernandez, coach of Cuba
Our main objective was to qualify for the
Central American Games and we achieved it in
Hermosillo. What we want to achieve in this
tournament is for Cuba to get as close as
possible to the podium and try to improve in the
Pan American ranking.
Rafael Petry, coach of Mexico:
It will be a tough competition, we know that the
teams are well prepared, our objective here is
to be fighting for a medal again, it will not be
easy, but we will try to represent Mexico as
well as possible.
Fernando Morales, coach of Puerto Rico:
In this tournament, our goal is to win a medal.
We come from a break as the Puerto Rican League
was played in the summer and ended three weeks
ago, so we gave the girls a break because they
needed it. We only had three training sessions
before coming here, but we are also using this
competition as preparation for the World Cup.
These games are going to help us a lot and we
hope to be in our best shape at the end of the
Michelle Chatman, coach of United States:
We expect that our team plays with a lot of
passion and a lot excitement and so we are
expecting our players to play well. I think that
all of the teams competing here are in very good
shape; we all trained hard so it is going to be
a lot of fun to play the teams on the court and