Venezuela continues to add athletes for the Tokyo Olympics. Already the Venezuelan delegation has 33 athletes insured in the great sporting event. Julio Iemma in sports shooting and Anriquelis Barrios in judo were confirmed for the joust.
Iemma will participate in her second Olympic Games. The Venezuelan gunman already knows what it is to be at the appointment. He did so in 2016 when he finished in 45th position in the 10-meter rifle modality, 40th place in the three-position 50-meter rifle and 22nd in the 50-meter rifle lying down.
This time, the one born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, He qualified through a quota granted by the International Federation of Sports Shooting to his namesake in Venezuela. Iemma will seek to appear in the difficult modality of the rifle.
Also, Iemma has a particular case. The representative of Venezuela emulated his father, also named Julio, who was in the Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 in sports shooting.But it is not a Venezuelan father-son pair at the Olympics. His father was Argentine and defended the colors of that country. He even won a silver medal at the Pan American Games that were held in Caracas in 1983.
The sport’s shot Venezuelan has participated in the last five Olympic Games and with Iemma in Tokyo the streak increases to six consecutive times. Venezuela adds a medal in this discipline, the bronze that Enrico Forcella achieved in the 50-meter rifle modality lying in Rome 1960.
Judo from Venezuela assured quota
Anriquelis Barrios finished in the fifth position of the world-wide of judo that is celebrated in Hungary. The Creole thus confirmed her position in the world ranking and will be in the next Olympic Games. They will be the first for Venezuela.
The native of Bolívar state has had a great 2021 and increased her chance of a medal for what she has done during the first semester. The president of the Venezuelan Judo Federation, Katiuska Santaella confirmed the quota to the Venezuelan Olympic Committee.
Along with Barrios will be Elvismar Rodríguez who will jump to the tatami to make clear his classification to the fair that begins on July 23. Karen León for Pan-American quota will be the other Creole who will be at the appointment. The quotas will be official on June 28 when the IJF ranking closes.