Ecuador surrenders to Neisi Dajomes, the first Ecuadorian to win an Olympic medal

Ecuador surrenders to Neisi Dajomes, the first Ecuadorian to win an Olympic medal

The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee and renowned national athletes celebrated the athlete Neisi Dajomes, which this Sunday became the first Ecuadorian to get a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, stressed that the gold medal won by Neisi Dajomes is the result of the talent and effort of the athlete, which her family and Richard Carapaz also congratulated for the historic feat. “Congratulations Neisi Dajomes! This achievement is the result of your talent and effort,” said the head of state on his Twitter account. The president stressed that Dajomes is “the first Ecuadorian woman to win an Olympic medal.”

“You are an example of strength for thousands of girls and women in the country and the whole world,” he stressed. the ruler who pointed out that Dajomes “makes history” by winning Olympic gold in weightlifting. In a video call, Lasso congratulated the athlete who proudly showed her gold medal, the first that an Ecuadorian achieves in the Olympic games.

“You are the pride of Ecuador. Without a doubt, you are an example for Ecuadorian women and also the world. I congratulate you enormously. I hope to see you soon to give you a hug on behalf of all Ecuadorians, “he told the champion.

“NEISI UNMATCHED !!! participation in the 76 kg division concludes with a total of 263 kg lifted after giving as valid the 145 kg in clean and jerk, added to the 118 in the snatch … GREAT ECUADOR !!! “, said the Committee in your Twitter account.

On his side, the Minister of Sport, Sebastián Palacios, wrote: “There are no words! Thanks for this @dajomesneisi. Our first Ecuadorian woman with an Olympic medal. You are of GOLD, NEISI! “.

For its part, the Ministry of Sports echoed the victory of Dajones achieved this Sunday in Tokyo. “GOLD GOLD GOLD The weightlifter Neisi Dajomes hangs the second Olympic medal for the country. Big Neisi! “, He pointed out on his Twitter account.

The triumph of the 23-year-old athlete caused joy to explode at the Pichincha Sports Concentration
, where relatives of the athlete, friends and sports leaders followed live the participation of Dajomes, a native of the Amazon province of Pastaza.

Hugs, applause, tears and shouts of joy were repeated in that training venue where, among others, was Angie Palacios, the athlete’s sister who also participated in the Tokyo Olympics. Amid tears, Angie Palacios – sixth place Olympian in Tokyo – thanked her sister for the inspiration and care she lavishes on her family.

“I am very happy, content, excited. I have many emotions within me for that great participation that my sister did and of course it fills us as a family with great pride”Palacios said in statements to the Pichincha Sports Concentration.

He announced that his sister will arrive in Ecuador next Wednesday afternoon after his historic participation in the Olympic Games.

On his side, Garniel, Dajomes’ husband said he was “speechless” for the victory, but stressed that it is not the result of current efforts but the harvest of perseverance and discipline since he was 12 years old. “She has dedicated herself a lot to this sport. She has always put the best in her in each competition. She is not only winning in the Olympic Games, she has won seven times as a world medalist, Pan American Games, Bolivarian Games, South American Games,” he listed.

Those present at the Concentration made a “union chain” in representation of what sport should be and represent and enlivened Neisi Dajomes the distance.

For his part, cyclist Richard Carapaz, who won Olympic gold a week ago in Tokyo, congratulated Dajomes through social networks. “Congratulations Neisi for this gold that represents a lot for our sport. Enjoy it !!”, he said.

Dajomes was proclaimed Olympic champion in weightlifting in Tokyo, changing the history of her country by being the first woman from Ecuador to step on the podium at the Olympic Games. Neisi Dajomes, 23, managed to take the lead from minute one of an impeccable competition, closely followed by American Katherine Elizabeth Nye and Mexican Aremi Fuentes, silver and bronze, respectively.

It is the fourth medal and the first of an Ecuadorian who achieves the Andean country in the Olympic Games, after the gold that Richard Caparaz was hung a week ago in cycling, after the gold of Jefferson Pérez in Atlanta 2000, which rose again to the podium in Beijing 2008 with silver. With almost two-thirds of women in their delegation, 30 of 48, Ecuadorian athletes arrive stomping to Tokyo.

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