Dominican Marileidy Paulino advances to women’s 400-meter semi-final


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Dominican Marileidy Paulino advances to women's 400-meter semi-final

The athlete, who has already achieved a silver medal in the 4×400 mixed relay race, will race again on Wednesday in search of her pass to the final of the individual competition

To say that Marileidy paulino swept its competition in the sixth group of the preliminaries of the Women’s 400 meter sprintIt would not do justice to the performance that the Dominican runner had in the race.

Advancing to the final stage with a time of 50.06 seconds (the best among all the competitors in the preliminaries), the dominican he took the race very easily and will be running during the semifinals of the individual discipline.

In back of Marileidy paulino the American was classified Wadeline jonathas (50.93) and the Dutch Lieke Klaver (51.37). Additionally, from the group of the Dominican, the Spanish advanced Aauri Lorena Bokesa (51.89) and the representative of Cyprus, Eleni Artymata (51.91) for the latter being among the six best career times outside of qualifying positions.

It is important to remember that Paulino reached Olympic glory last weekend when last Saturday, July 31, together with Anabel Medina, Alexander Ogando Y Happy Lidio, they reached the silver medal in the race of 4×400 meter mixed relay who made his debut during these Olympic Games.

Additionally, she and Anabel Medina are the first two women in the history of the participations of Dominican Republic in Olympic Games who manage to reach medals and with them, they became part of the athletic delegation that has won the most medals in the same edition of the Olympics.

The native of Don Gregorio (land that also saw the birth of the Cooperstown Hall of Famer, Vladimir Guerrero), now sets his sights on the next race during the semifinal stage, which will be run during the early hours of next Wednesday, August 4, starting at 6:30 AM (Dominican Republic time).


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