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Teammates reunite in Los Angeles

Updated: August 18, 2003, 9:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A second Cuban male gymnast defected at the World Championships on Monday, joining a teammate who left the Cuban delegation a day earlier.

Charles Leon Tamayo joined teammate Michel Brito Ferrer, whose uncle Ramon Ferrer brought Brito Ferrer to his Los Angeles home Sunday.

Attorney Luis Carrillo was at Ramon Ferrer's home Monday and said the athletes are ``very exhausted. They're very tired. These are difficult times for them.

``They're here because ...

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