The Argentine men’s team of athletes won the bronze medal in the 4×100 meter relay category by taking third place in the final race with a time of 39.48+0.80 than the Brazilian team, winner of the gold, and +0.58 than the Cuban team, who won the silver.
They are Tomás Mondino, 18 years old and born in the Santa Fe city of Rafaela, Bautista Diamante, 20, Juan Ignacio Ciampitti, 23 and originally from Lincoln, and Franco Florio, 23 and originally from the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
The athletes had achieved second place in the semifinals, held in the Coliseum of the National Stadium Julio Martínezwith a time of 39.53, +0.69 compared to the Brazilian winners.
For its part, The women’s team in the same category had achieved second place with a record time of 44.72 seconds in the semifinals+0.38 compared to Ecuador, but did not participate in the final due to the injury of the Cordoba player Mary Victoria Woodwardwho suffered a severe blow at the end of the circuit.
Woodward, 31 years old, was removed on a stretcher and taken to a medical center in the Chilean city after losing consciousness for a few moments.
By not having a substitute sprinter, the national team could not compete in the final, where the Cuban team won the gold medal.
In addition, today the Argentine sprinters competed in the men’s 1500 meters final. Diego Javier Lacamoire and José Zabalawho ranked seventh and eighth, respectively.
Lacamoire, 25-year-old from Mar del Plata, achieved a time of 3:40:67, +0.93 compared to the Canadian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, winner of the gold, while Zabala, a 24-year-old from Córdoba, achieved a time of 3:41:49.
Gold in Sailing, the legend continues
The duo of Argentine sailors composed of Mateo Majdalani and Eugenia Bosco secured the gold medal, fifth for the national delegation, in the Nacra 17 sailing class of the Pan American Games Santiago de Chile 2023.
The Buenos Aires duo achieved first place after winning 11 of the 12 regattas in the competition, accumulating a total of 13 points, which helped them easily surpass the rival pairs of United States (29), Brazil (30), Canada (51) and Chile (57).
This way, Majdalani, 28 years old, and Bosco, 26, secured the gold before the medal race, to be held on Saturday starting at 10 at the Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico, 120 kilometers from the Chilean capital, and which will define the remaining medals between Canada and Brazil.
Furthermore, the Argentine duo, since they had won the silver medal in Lima 2019, are assured of their presence in the Paris 2024 Olympic Gamesafter achieving the race medal at the World Cup in The Hague.
Bronze in Fencing
The Argentine men’s epee team today won the bronze medal by beating its Venezuelan counterpart 43-42 in the decisive duel of the Pan American Games Santiago de Chile 2023.
Jesus Lugones Ruggeri31 years old and originally from Mendoza, Alessandro Taccani31 and from San Isidro, and Agustín Gusman Menteguiaga, 25 and born in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, began the day at the Paralympic Sports Center beating Brazil 32-27.
Then they fell before Canada by 45-30 in the semifinals to close the definition with a new medal, third for the national fencing delegation, while the United States took the gold by beating the Canadians in the final by 44-33.
For its part, the women’s team, made up of Lucia Ondartsnative of Haedo, Flavia Mormandi and Athina González Ciavarella, both from the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, reached sixth place by falling in the defining duel against the local team by 45-38.
Bronze in Fighting
The Cordoban fighter Agustín Destribats won the bronze medal in the category up to 65 kilograms of wrestling by defeating the Peruvian Sixto Auccapiña in the decisive duel by 7 to 1.
Destribats, 26 years old, started the day at the Olympic Training Center defeating the Bolivian Marvin Chavez by 11 points to 0, while in the semifinals they lost to the American Nahshon Garrett by 7-5, and then obtained the bronze medal, second for the Argentine delegation in the discipline.
The gold medal went to Cuban Alejandro Valdés, who beat Garret 9 to 0 in the final, who took the silver.
The panorama was different for the national fighter Patricia Bermudezwho was disqualified from the competition for not making the weight in the women’s category up to 50 kilograms.
Bermudez, from Santiago and 36 years old, had scheduled confrontations with the American Erin Golston and the Ecuadorian Jacqueline Mollocana for Group B.
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