Quote of the day

Via Café Fuerte, Cuban amputee and Paralympics swimmer Rafael Castillo after defecting from Cuba during a tournament in Mexico and arriving in the United States (my translation):

“I took this step because I need to improve my life, to feel free and appreciated for my successes in sports. I come in search of liberty, I am aware of my physical limitations, but I will continue struggling to make my dream of becoming an Olympic champion a reality and perhaps one day win medals as a member of the U.S. Paralympics Team.”