With tears in her eyes, María Yulieth Pérez Tangarife from Quindia celebrated the gold medal she won in the women’s individual modality in Badminton.
The Coliseum of the University of Quindío was the setting for the third gold medal won in the department at the XXII Eje Cafetero National Games 2023.
The final match pitted Quindiana María Yulieth Pérez and Risaralda representative Juliana Giraldo, the two best badminton rackets in Colombia.
The match in the first game was dominated by Risaraldense by winning 21 to 14 against the representative of Quindío, for the second game Pérez came out with a winning mentality and won 21 to 17 and the third game was the consolidation of the Quindía that won 21 to 14 and win the gold medal amid tears with his coaches and the joy and euphoria of the public that filled the Alma Mater coliseum.
This was the winning point of the Quindiana against the Risraldense
María Yulieth, excited about winning the gold medal, said “we had to respect the house, fortunately the gold medal stays at home, winning it at the University of Quindío means a lot, I dedicate this medal to that 11-year-old girl who decided to take up the badminton, to my coach for his tenacity, to my family, my partner and the entire team”
The moment of the awards and the emotion of listening to the Quindío anthem with the local athlete and her two Gold medals in individual and bronze medals for teams.
Quindío also won a team bronze medal in Badminton.
There are already 16 medals in total that Quindío has won so far in the National Games, 3 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze.
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