Day with five gold medals for Venezuela in Valledupar

The Bolivarian Yorgelis Salazar achieved the silver in the kumite.

Fruitful day for Venezuela to get 15 medals in total at the Bolivarian Games of Valledupar 2022, of which five are gold that were distributed in various disciplines: Judo, bowling, karate and fencing.

The martial arts left several medals, one of the gold ones was in the individual kata through Cleiver Casanova

While Yorgelis Salazar from Bolivar won the silver medal in the 50 kilo kumite after losing in the final to Bárbara Morales from Guatemala.

Claudymar Garcés also obtained this metal in the 61 kilos when she lost to another Guatemalan opponent, María Wong.

Bronze was achieved by Andrea Armada in the women’s individual kata.

In judo, Fabiola Díaz and Kady Cabezo were the best in their categories.

Cabezo did it in the -57 kilos per wazari at minute 9 seconds of golden score by defeating Astrid Gavidia from Ecuador.

Iván Salas in the -60kg lost by ippon against John Futtinico from Colombia at minute 47 seconds of golden score and kept the silver.

Willis García in the 66 kilograms, defeated Juan Ayala from Ecuador by ippon and won bronze.

Luis Rovaina was the best in the individual bowling test. In rowing, José Guipe won silver, finishing behind Chilean Felipe Cárdenas and ahead of Gerónimo Hamman from Peru.

Fencing continued to bring medals to the delegation. José Félix Quintero is champion of the Bolivarianos in the men’s saber after defeating Mario Palacios from Colombia 15-4. In the same branch, Eliecer Romero was bronze.

In women’s foil, Anabella Acurero lost in the final against Katina Proestakis from Chile with a score of 14-9

Regarding team sports, Venezuela beat Bolivia 87-38 in their first game of the competition in basketball. She also did it in women’s softball by accounting for Guatemala 1-0.

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