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Venezuela achieved the third place at the Panamerican of Judo

Venezuela achieved the third place at the Panamerican of Judo

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on April 29, 2014

Venezuelan athletes, Luis Jiménez y Javier Rivero, won the third place at the Panamerican of Judo Championship on Nague-No-Kata modality, held at the Simon Bolivar Convention Center at Guayaquil, Ecuador. The judges awarded 685 points to the venezuelan athletes, while Colombia received 756 points, which led them to win the gold. Brazil, with 694 points won the silver medals.

The venezuelans exposed 15 techniques which were evaluated by a jury based in posture, grip shift, contact, imbalance and projection.  

"It was a very fast implementation, we must slow down every technique and adjust the time to the next event. They were 9 points that separated us from the silver medal , but we feel good , are well being in the third place in America", said Jiménez.

The venezuelan pair, who took part at Judo World Cup in Japan in 2013 and the Bolivarian Games in 2013, has already been working for three years on the implementation of the Nague-No-Kata (throwing techniques), this is the first time that the kata is evaluated in a panamerican event. In men's category there were couples from Colombia , Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, and Ecuador. In women's category, Venezuela's has not any partner.

At Pan-American of Judo, Venezuela achieved a silver medal, obtained by Jesús Agüero in 55kgs category, three bronze by Armando Maita  (55kgs), Pedro Pineda (+100 kg) and the duo of Jimenez and Rivero (kata). Jiménez and Rivero expects to assist on semptember to Judo World Cup and compete at Nague-No-Kata modality in Spain

 

 

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