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Venezuela on the golden way

Venezuela on the golden way

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on March 10, 2014

This week started in the best way for Venezuela, with 16 gold, 12 silver and 16 bronze for a total of 44 medals that keep the country in third place in the 2014 South American Games.

The Venezuelan karate team won as the best of the X edition of this games which take place in Santiago de Chile.

The Venezuelan victory in the Southern nation was sealed by Genesis Navarrete and Andres Madera, who took over the top of the podium after winning the gold medal in the -55kg category and - 67kg. Navarrete faced in the finals the Chilean Jessy Reyes, winning by score of 2-0 to add the 12th medal for Venezuela.

The “party” for Venezuelan karate also included the great performance of Madera, who went to great lengths with the Colombian Jose Ramirez and won at last by a close score of 3-2.

Their teammates Jovanni Martinez ( -60kg ) and Aurimer Campos ( -50kg ), increased the triumph with a pair of bronze medals. With these results, the Venezuelan karate emerged as South American champion, by scoring eight medals, three of which are gold, one silver and four bronze. The ranking was completed by Chile (2-2-5) and Argentina (2-1-3).

Swimming with gold armful

The swimmer Albert Subirats continues to live a great moment, seizing his second golden metal, after dominating the test of 100m butterfly.

The outstanding athlete clocked 52.26 to prevail over the Peruvian Mauricio Fiol and the Brazilian Fernando Souza, who completed the honor roll.

Andreina Pinto had another brilliant day and added two more gold medals with victories in the 200m free (1:59.89) and the 200m butterfly in 2:12.42.

Earlier, their colleagues Andy Arteta (15:30.80) and Alejandro Gomez (15:35.58) earned the second and third places respectively in the 1,500 free, to complete a test that was dominated by the Ecuadorian Esteban Enderico.

In turn, the swimmer Mercedes Toledo got the silver medal in the 200m breaststroke, with a time of 2:34.62, just over three seconds away from Pamela Alencar from Brazil, who won the gold.

Other sports that also added medals were wrestling through Betzabeth Arguello (53kg) who obtained the silver medal after losing in the final round against the Ecuadorian Lissette Antes. Meanwhile, Mayelis Caripa (48 kg) and Soleymi Caraballo (63 kg) also added two bronze medals for Venezuela. In skating Sindy Cortez and Jose Uribe got a silver and bronze respectively, whilst Stefany Hernandez won silver in BMX.

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