The Colombian delegation increased its distance in the general medal table of the XIX Valledupar 2022 Bolivarian Games, thanks to 12 gold medals won on the fourth day in seven sports: karate, judo, speed skating, road cycling, fencing, artistic gymnastics and bowling, in which Clara Juliana Guerrero from Quindío won another medal, this time silver.
The Colombian team reached 21 gold, 15 silver and 14 bronze medals, widening its gap over Venezuela, which is second with 11 gold, 8 silver and 13 bronze, at the close of the fourth day of the Bolivarian tournament .
The first golden joy came in road cycling thanks to the 1-2 of Aldemar Reyes and Rodrigo Contreras in the online race, with a bronze for the Colombian Ana Cristina Sanabria, in the women’s category. This is how road cycling was closed at the Games.
Following the cycling medals, came the fencing celebration at the Club Campestre de Valledupar with the first place of the men’s foil team, which won gold by beating Venezuela in the final. The team was made up of Santiago Pachón, Miguel Ángel Grajales, David Ospina and Jorge Murillo.
In fencing, a silver medal was also awarded in the women’s team épée category, after Colombia lost the final against Venezuela. The national team was made up of María Jaramillo, Oriana Tovar, Valentina Triana and Alejandra Piedrahíta.
After noon it was the turn of skating, which closed its presence in Valledupar with the two golds in the 10,000-meter elimination test, thanks to Gabriela Rueda and Andrés Felipe Gómez, who arrived escorted by fellow Colombian Jacobo Mantilla, who stayed with the silver
Simultaneously, Colombia added gold medals in judo and karate. In judo, the gold medals came with Cindy Paola Mera, Arcángel Barboza and Alexánder Martínez, while Luisa Fernanda Bonilla got the bronze medal.
Likewise, in karate the gold medals were won by Juan Camilo Fernández, Wendy Moquera and Juan Felipe Landázuri. In karate, the silver was also given to Shanne Torres and the bronze to Diego Lenis, to have an impeccable day in karate at the Games.
The golden closure was given in bowling with a Colombian women’s final in doubles, in which the duo made up of María José Rodríguez and Laura Plazas prevailed. Clara Juliana Guerrero and Juliana Franco kept the silver.
For this Monday, the Colombian activity continues with options for medals in bowling, equestrian, fencing, artistic gymnastics, judo, karate and sports shooting.