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Ecuador with ‘heavy artillery’ for the South American Games in Asunción

Led by the weightlifter Neisi Dajomescurrent Olympic champion, 225 Ecuadorian athletes in 28 sports will participate in the next South American Games of Asunción, Paraguay, which will be played between October 1 and 15, qualifiers for the Pan American Games of Santiago 2023.

“Will be 225 athletes in 28 sports those who will participate for Ecuador in the XII South American Games, which will be attended by 15 countries in the regionqualifiers for the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023”, said in a statement the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee (COE).

It is a “prioritized selection, whose main objective is to overcome the last participation, in which the sixth place was reached, with 25 gold, 17 silver and 52 bronze medals”, added the note.

Among the outstanding tricolor figures in Paraguay will be the Olympic weightlifting champion Neisi Dajomes; the multi-medallist of the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, United States 2022, in speed skating, Gabriella Vargas; and the 2019 vice world boxing champion, Julius Castle.

In addition, the South American Games are also announcing the return of the judokas Lenin Preciado and Vanessa Chalá.

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According to the payroll, athletics will be the largest delegation, with 29 athletes, including walkers Glenda Morejon y Daniel Painted, who will dispute the distance of 20 km. It should be remembered that Morejón was crowned champion of the 35 km race in the World Team Walking Championship at the beginning of the year, while Pintado recently celebrated being in the ‘top 5’ in the World Athletics.

For its part, road cycling will take among its exponents Jonathan Caicedowinner of one of the stages of the Giro d’Italia 2020, and Miryam Nunezdouble medalist at the Valledupar 2022 Bolivarian Games.

Already in the fight, Ecuador will pin its hopes of medals with the world champion U23 Lucia Yepez and the two-time Pan American Games champion Andres Montano; while in soccer, the Tri will be represented by the men’s team of the sub-20 category.

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Ecuador will participate in athletics, open water swimming and pool, badminton, 3×3 basketball, bowling, boxing, canoeing, BMX cycling (racing and freestyle), track, road and MTB, equestrian (dressage), fencing (foil, sword and saber), bodybuilding, football (grass), artistic gymnastics. Also, in golf, judo, karate, weights, figure skating and speed, squash, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, archery, sports shooting, triathlon, sailing and beach volleyball.

In Asunción 2022, they are 18 sports that will deliver quotas to the Santiago 2023 Pan American Gamesamong which are swimming, athletics, boxing, bowling, cycling, equestrian, karate, skating, squash, tennis, table tennis, archery, shooting sports and triathlon.

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