The opening ceremony of the XIX Valledupar Bolivarian Games 2022 will be held this Friday, June 24, however, the competitions began this June 23 with fencing – in its different modalities – in which Peru obtained its first gold medal, Thanks to Lucas Lutar.
The Peruvian fencer got the first place for our country in the event that has been taking place in Colombia after defeating the Venezuelan Antonio Leal in the Men’s Individual Foil modality. The competition was close, but ended with a 15-14 victory in favor of our compatriot
It should be noted that, before defeating Leal, Lutar defeated Colombian Santiago Pachón by 15-14 and Janderson Briceño by the same result.
On the other hand, the Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD) did not hesitate to announce the news and congratulate the 18-year-old athlete for leaving the country’s name high.
“Gold for Peru! Our fencing team, Lucas Lutar, gives us the first gold in the 2022 Bolivarian Games. In this final he beat the Venezuelan fencer”said the entity through its Twitter account.
In addition to fencing, the Peruvian National Team will compete in athletics, badminton, handball, baseball, bowling, boxing, speed boating, BMX racing cycling, mountain biking, track cycling, road cycling, equestrian, water skiing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics , trampoline gymnastics, golf, judo, karate, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming, open water swimming, artistic swimming, speed skating, water polo (water polo), rowing, rugby 7, softball, squash, taekwondo, field tennis, table tennis, archery, shooting sports, triathlon, sailing, volleyball and beach volleyball.