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Claverie, the Venezuelan that has won more Olympic medals

Claverie, the Venezuelan that has won more Olympic medals

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on August 23, 2014

Carlos Claverie was just fractions of seconds to make his dream true: Win a gold medal in the II Youth Olympic Games, but he also made history for the sport record books in Venezuela.

The silver medal he won yesterday in the 50 m breaststroke was his third medal (two silver and one bronze) in the competition held in Nanjing. With this third medal, he became the first Venezuelan athlete winning three consecutive times medals in the Olympic Games.

The swimmer Cristian Quintero also won two medals (one silver and one bronze) in the I Youth Games, Singapore 2010, and the taekwondist Adriana Carmona has two bronze medals, one won in Atenas 2004 and other in Barcelona 1992, when the sport was demonstration.

Claverie was beaten by the Croat Nikola Obrovac, gold medalist with a time of 27.83 seconds. The Russian Anton Chupkov –who also has won three medals in the Games– with 28.43, completed the group of winners. The time of the mirandino was 27.94, another national record.

Eight times was Claverie, 17 years old, in the pool and he beats seven records young B and five absolute.

“I gave my best. My best effort was in the pool every time I competed,” he said. “This medal wasn’t gold for few seconds, but despite of that I am very happy. I won three medals for Venezuela.” 

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