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Venezuela keeps shining in Chile

Venezuela keeps shining in Chile

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on March 15, 2014

This Friday the Venezuelan fencer Maria Gabriela Martinez won the gold medal in the individual competition of the sword at the X South American Games, which take place in Chile.

Martinez, who has been twice in the Olympics, won the finals to Chilean Caterin Bravo with a score of 4-3. In the semifinals she had defeated the Argentinean Isabel Di Tella (13-12), after beating the Colombian Natalia Lozano (15-14) in quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan bowling was highlighted with the participation of the native of Lara Amleto Monacelli in both individual and team trials at the 2014 South American Games.

Monacelli ended a good presentation to finish with 5,529 pins to reach the first position. The shopkeeper from Barquisimeto Ildemaro Ruiz Jr took the silver in the same event and also the honor of throwing a 300 in the fifth line.

In the team competition, the duo Monacelli-Ruiz shined to finish with 5,705 pins and hang the gold medal.

In athletics, the Venezuelan Nercely Soto won the silver medal in the women's 400 m race with a time of 52.30, behind Brazilian Geyza Muniz, who took the gold with 51.81.

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