Moira Morillo, judo, and Alexander Ogando, athletics, were designated as the flag bearers of the Dominican delegation that will be present at the First Junior Pan American Games to be held in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.
The choice of the two athletes as flag bearers of the Quisqueyan delegation was made by the Executive Committee of the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD) at the extraordinary meeting last Wednesday.
“It has been a choice due to the merits accumulated in international events,” said Antonio Acosta, president of the COD.
The two athletes will carry the National Flag at the opening ceremony of the First Junior Pan American Games. It is scheduled for next Thursday 25 at the Estadio Pascual Guerrero, in Cali.
Judoka Morillo, who competes at more than 78 kilos, is ranked 20th in the junior category with 44 points. Also the 68th place in majors, with 176 points.
Morillo’s most recent results include:
- Silver medal at the Malaga European Open
- Bronze in the Udine Youth European Cup
- Gold in the 2021 Punta Cana Pan American Open, among others.
Ogando, compete in the distances 100, 200, 400, 4×100 and 4×400 meters. He won a silver medal as a member of the 4X400 mixed quarters at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Among other recent results, he obtained gold in the NACAC U-23 Championship, in Costa Rica, silver in the Jaen Paraíso Interior Meeting; second place in the Professor Isaac Ogando Festival of Speed, in Santo Domingo, all in the 200 meters.
In the 400-meter dash, he harvested gold at the Ibero-American Meeting in Huelva, silver at the VIII José Antonio Cansino Memorial Diputación de Castellón Trophy, Castellón, and bronze at the Madrid 2021 Meeting, Vallehermoso Stadium, Madrid, among others.
Athletes who make up the delegation
The Dominican delegation is made up of a total of 188 athletes, who will compete in 26 sports. The women’s handball team will compete on Wednesday 23 of this month.