Tokyo becomes the most prolific event for the people of the Dominican Republic with 3 medals, leaving disciplines such as baseball, athletics and volleyball to play where there are possibilities.
The medal achieved at dawn on Monday by the weightlifter Crismery Santana raised to 3 the number of medals for the Dominican Republic at Tokyo 2020.
Silver for the mixed relay team in the 4×400 and the bronzes of Zacharias Bonnat and Santana are the largest number of triumphs achieved by the Caribbean country in the same edition, surpassing the two of Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
At the moment the Dominican Republic occupies the 58th position among all the countries in Tokyo, and at the moment it does not exceed the aforementioned editions in the table for the gold achieved by Felix Sanchez in both Games, to which a greater value is assigned to determine the positions in the medal table.
In London, the Dominicans finished in 46th place thanks to ‘El Súper Sánchez’ and the silver achieved by Luguelin Santos in the 400 meter dash and in 1984 in 45th place.
The fighter Felix Diaz he won gold at 64 kilograms and Gabriel Mercedes took silver in taekwondo at the 2008 Beijing fair, but this time finishing at 47 among all countries.
With 11 days of competition and 8 still to be played, the Dominican Republic saw its slow start to the Games overcome, where all boxers, a discipline in which 7 competitors participated, and other disciplines such as swimming and equestrianism were eliminated.
Once the historical total has been surpassed, hopes remain of continuing to add medals for the participating Dominican delegation with the two team sports still in the fight.
BRONZE FOR CRISMERY! 🇩🇴🤩
Crismery Santana achieves the bronze medal in weightlifting and Dominican surpasses its total of medals in the same edition in its history 🥇🥈🥉
She is the first Dominican woman in history to win an Olympic medal in individual discipline 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/8og0TUYAm8
– ESPN.com.do🇩🇴 (@ESPN_DO) August 2, 2021
The Dominican Baseball Team has had two disappointing losses to South Korea and Japan, in which the Asian rivals came from behind in the ninth inning to claim the wins.
Despite this, the Dominican Republic remains in the competition and will face Israel in the first repechage, avoiding having one more defeat, since if they fall they would be eliminated from the tournament.
In women’s volleyball, The Queens of the Caribbean they secured their place in the Quarterfinals by defeating Japan in a thrilling group stage encounter. They will face the United States for the semis.
Added to this, Marileidy paulino, already a medalist with the silver quartet, seeks his space in the individual 400 meters and is one of the great promises of Dominican athletics today.
In total, the Dominican Republic has achieved 10 medals in its history, 8 of them from 2008 to date, starting with Pedro Julio Nolasco in boxing in Los Angeles 1984.