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Robeilys Peinado qualified for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Robeilys Peinado qualified for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on May 19, 2014

During the Colombian competition, Peinado made her second best historical mark with a 4.31 meters high jump, thus becoming in the best pole vault jumper less than 17 years in the whole American continent, and obtaining the first place in the 2014 global ranking.

She passed the 4.28 meter made by the American Kaitlyn Merrit, becoming the first Venezuelan athlete to gain one ticket to this kind of Olympic competition, said Gigantes en Acción Foundation.

Carlos Faneyth, Peinado’s trainer, said that he is very satisfied with these results and for the competition level that Peinado has. “She is making history and we have a long way to conquer if we want to win the world title again and to be at the Olympic final (…) Robeilys has an enormous potential and we are developing that potential with strategic planning”, said Faneyth.

He said that just two tickets were assigned to America, “That is why we made a training camp in Italy and we were focused on this classification”.

The 16 years old pole vault jumper, who won the golden medal at the 2013 Bolivarian Games (4.30 mts) and the silver medal at the 2013 South American Games (4.20 mts), will be on the top 15 world’s best marks in Nanjing, where the athletes will be fighting for the best eight marks for the Olympic medals.

Robeilys will return to Venezuela to continue her training and to assist to Medellin Grand Prix this may 31, then she shall go to Los Angeles (USA) to assist to a camp in july, the same month which she will have the World Youth Athletics Championship in Oregon.

 

 

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