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Mourning in North Santander basketball, Hernán ‘Pipo’ Gómez died

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The sport of red-black basketball is in mourning, one of its old glories the former basketball player and sports leader Hernán ‘Pipo’ Gómez, died yesterday, due to sauld drawbacks

Gómez was one of the founders of the Cañoneros team in the late 90s with Álvaro ‘Flecho’ Hernández, Tonino Botta, Álvaro Torrado and Rodrigo ‘Perico’ Fuentes.

‘Pipo’, as his basketball friends always called him, was between 80 and 83 years old and was characterized by being a strong and temperamental person who did not remain silent.

As a manager of Cañoneros, he obtained two League subtitles and was in charge of the team until 2002.

As a player in his youth he stood out with the North team in the 50s and 60s, achieving several titles for the department.

In 1954 he was part of the team that was crowned undefeated national champion, in which they were also; Roque Peñaloza Gustavo Martínez, Juan de Dios Joves, Alfonso Rodriguez, Carlos Castillo, Cyrus Medina, Luis Colmenares, Juan Vargas Y Tulio Cesar Vargas and the coach was Raynond Kan.

In that tournament Peñaloza was chosen as the best player of the championship and Hernán ‘Pipo’ Gómez, the best pivot.

The following year, ‘Pipo’ Gómez would play the South American senior where Colombia ranked seventh.

Denis Osorio former Cañoneros coach a little sorry Due to the death of Hernán Gómez, he remembered him as a great person despite his strong character and who also liked to deal with topics other than basketball.

“‘Pipo’ Gómez was a very responsible person for basketball, who contributed a lot to basketball as a player, as a manager and as a coach, “he commented.

Osorio specified that Gómez “He was a sincere person and it is a great loss for our department, of great respect, that extended to you a hand with which you could share, have a coffee and talk about different topics not only basketball. I have the best memories of him, said Denis Osorio.

With ‘Pipo’ Gómez there are several of that golden generation who have left as ‘Fosforito’ Castro, ‘Perica’, Vicio Esquivel and Rodrigo ‘Perico’ Fuentes. Peace at the tomb of Hernán Gómez.

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