Neuquén Judokas Shine at 17th Epade Games with Three Gold Medals and More

The Neuquén judokas won three gold medals and two silver medals. In addition, cycling added bronze and there were important medals for adapted sports in the 5th ParaEpade Games that are held in parallel.

Judo, with three gold medals, was the discipline that stood out on the second day of the 17th Epade Games held in Santa Rosa and other sub-venues in the province of La Pampa. At its premiere, this martial art also won two silver medals for a total of five. Yesterday, Tuesday, he also went cycling and won a bronze.

Judo gold medalists are Morena Sepúlveda (44 kg), Melani Azocar (44) and Tisiano Mac Donel (60); in silver, Augustine Seifer (50) and Thiago Espinoza (55).

Meanwhile, in athletics Julieta Villalba (long jump) won a bronze medal as did Pedro Correa who received his medal in cycling, rally mode. In women, Giuliana Platino entered in fifth place.

In collective sports, men’s basketball was the only one that surpassed the two crosses: In Santa Rosa they beat Tierra del Fuego (107 to 24) and Río Negro (74-70) to get into the semifinals. This Wednesday they face Santa Cruz (11) looking to remain as the leader of the group.

Women’s basketball, which is defending its fourth consecutive championship, was complicated because it added the second defeat (against Chubut 58-44) and although in the afternoon it recovered against Tierra del Fuego (75-26) it was practically left out of the fight for medals.

Volleyball suffered a double defeat in both branches. In Eduardo Castex, the men’s team lost to La Pampa 3-0 (28-26, 25-15 and 25-20) and to Río Negro 3-1 (31-29, 23-25, 25-19 and 25-25). 14) and the same thing happened to the women’s team that fell, in General Acha, against Río Negro (25-14, 25-17 and 25-15) and then against Santa Cruz 3-1 (25-15, 25-17 , 22-25 and 25-19).

In soccer, the boys lost 3-0 to Santa Cruz in Santa Rosa and the girls tied with Río Negro 1-1 in General Pico.


There were also medals for Neuquén adapted sports in the 5th ParaEpade Games that are held in parallel. All this activity is concentrated in Santa Rosa. In swimming, the gold went to Angélica Liozzi (25 freestyle and 25 backstroke) in S6; Ana Cenci (25 back) in S21; Ciro Oviedo (25 back) in S6 and Martín Alias ​​(25 chest) in S14.

The silver medal went to Axel Gómez (25 freestyle) in S10; Damarís Villalobos (25 free) in S15; Clara Lafleur (25 butterfly) in S14; Tomás Riquelme (25 back) in S11.

The bronze went to Ciro Oviedo, in S6 (25 freestyle and 25 backstroke); Damaris Villalobos (25 back) in S15.

In athletics, the gold went to Abril Contreras in category S (shot put). She also competes in 3×3 wheelchair basketball and boccia.

2023-11-29 11:59:58
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