The track cyclist Nicolás Olivera won three gold medals, being the athlete with the most gold medals for Atlántico.
Luz Castro, Laura Alcalá, Laudith Cabrera, Elías Ahumada and the men’s track cycling sprint team also won gold medals for the department.
More than 2,500 student athletes from 30 delegations participated in the finals in Bogotá.
Barranquilla, May 30, 2023. Governorate of the Atlantic. Very outstanding was the performance of the student athletes of the Atlantic in the great national final of the Intercollegiate Games, held in Bogotá, winning 46 medals for the department: 9 gold, 14 silver and 23 bronze.
The Atlantic delegation won medals in the sports of chess, athletics, track cycling, artistic gymnastics, judo, karate do, Olympic wrestling, skating, taekwondo and triathlon.
“For Indeportes, the performance of our student athletes in the finals in Bogotá is satisfactory. We surpassed last year’s records and medals and this is very important. It was almost two years in which the games could not be held, due to the pandemic, but we are back on track and it is gratifying to see these results of 46 medals won. Now we continue working for this year’s games, we have great talent in the Atlantic and a good sports reserve”, said the coordinator of Intercollegiate Games in the Atlantic, Edgardo Pantoja.
Nicolás Olivera was the most successful for Atlántico, winning three gold medals in track cycling. The young man hung the golden metal in the individual speed, in the 500 meter stopped game and the other in the youth men’s team speed.
“I am very happy with these results, this is the result of daily work in training and dedication to this sport. I dedicate this victory to the entire Atlantic”, said Nicolás excitedly.
In athletics, Luz Castro once again demonstrated her great ability and why she is number one in Colombia in her category, by winning the gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles. “It was a tough test, but we achieved the goal. Thanks to the entire Indeportes team, who was always attentive. This gold medal is for everyone in the Atlantic and for those who have always been in my formative and training process”, said Luz.
The track cyclist Mariana Pérez also stood out, who won four silver medals in the individual sprint, 500 meter standstill, scrath and team sprint.
This is the complete list of the Atlantic medalists in the national final of the Intercollegiate Games:
Nicolás Olivera (3), track cycling; Luz Castro, athletics; Laura Alcalá, athletics; team sprint in track cycling; Valentina Díaz, floor gymnastics; Laudith Cabrera, karate do; Elias Smoked, taekwondo; and in baseball, the José Montezuma Recuero de Repelón school won.
Mariana Pérez (4), track cycling; women’s track cycling team sprint; Edwin Cassiani, track and field; Zharick De Leon, track and field; Emmanuel Díaz, athletics; 4 x 400m mixed youth athletics relay; Andrés Torres, athletics; Alfredo Verdecia, athletics; Pablo Buelvas, athletics; Ricardo Melendres, Jew; Wilmar Charris, skating and Juan Camilo Ropero, triathlon.
David Orostegui, chess; Pablo Buelvas (2), athletics, Laura Alcalá, athletics; Sebastián Palomeque, athletics; Samantha Peñuela, athletics; Lucas Sandoval, athletics; junior men’s 4 x 100m relay, track and field; Nicolle García (2), track cycling; John Rosales, Jew; boys junior judo kata team; José Bolívar, judo; Laudith Cabrera, karate do; Juan Blanco, karate; Adriana Araujo, karate; Diego Cabarcas, karate; José Carrillo, fight; Wilmar Charris, figure skating; Maria Barrera, taekwondo; Brayan Hernandez, taekwondo; Maria Perdomo, taekwondo; and the Liceo Mayor de Soledad schools, for women’s pre-juvenile handball, and Jesús Maestro, for men’s youth handball.
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