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Mexico obtains six gold medals in the Pan American Archery Championship in Chile

MEXICO CITY (apro).- From November 21 to 27, the Pan American Archery Championship was held at the Bernardo O’Higgins National Military Academy in Santiago, Chile. The Mexican delegation obtained eight medals: six gold, one silver and one bronze.

Ana Paula Vázquez Flores retained the continental title for Mexico by beating Brazilian Ane Marcelle Dos Santos in the individual recurve final. The Coahuilense prevailed 6-4 to conquer the gold.

“I’ve had some trouble shooting solo. I felt overloaded with energy, adrenaline and I didn’t know how to control it and that’s just what I told my coach; after the first two sets, I remembered certain things that I had not contemplated, and I began to do them”, shared Vázquez Flores in an interview for World Archery.

Mexico completed the six gold medals in the following categories:

  • Women’s recurve – gold medal: Alejandra Valencia Trujillo.
  • Men’s recurve team – gold medal: Matías Grande, Emilio Antonio Treviño and Ángel Alvarado.
  • Women’s recurve team – gold medal: Alejandra Valencia, Aída Román and Ana Paula Vázquez.
  • Mixed recurve team – gold medal: Alejandra Valencia and Matías Grande.
  • Composite women’s team – gold medal: Dafne Quintero, Andrea Becerra and Mariana Bernal.
  • Composite mixed team – gold medal: Mariana Bernal and Miguel Becerra.
  • Compound bow – silver medal: Miguel Becerra.
  • Recurve bow – bronze medal: Matías Grande.
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