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Claverie gets the first medal for Venezuela in Nanjing

Claverie gets the first medal for Venezuela in Nanjing

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on August 18, 2014

Venezuela is on the medals table of the II Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China, this thanks to the performance of the native swimmer Carlos Claverie, who won the bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.

Despite the Venezuelan is ranked as one of the favorites of the competition with the Russian Anton Chupkov, reached a time of 1: 01.56, which placed him third in the competition.  With that record, the Mirandino swimmer sets a new national record for the distance in the senior category, as reported by the Venezuelan Federation of Water Sports (Feveda).

Chupkov ended first with top honors with a time of: 1:01.29, being closely followed by the German Maximilian Pilger in 1: 01.51.

The Venezuelan triton has a new opportunity to seek the gold medal, this time in the 200m breaststroke on Wednesday, August 20th and the next day in the 50m.

Earlier Vanessa Fernandez and her partner Simone Palomo, failed to advance to the qualifying round of the 200m butterfly, after placing in positions three and four in their respective heats with times of 2: 19.84 and 2: 16.94 respectively.

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