Colombian Anthony Zambrano finished second in the 400-meter test at the Tokyo Olympics. He did 44:08 and achieved the fourth medal for the national delegation.
Three continents. Three medals. Three dreams come true. Athletics makes Colombia happy. In London, in Rio, in Tokyo. For the third time in a row, one of our athletes claimed glory in the heart of the Games.
In lane five, he went from low to high on that complete lap of the track. In the last 200 meters he took his explosion in the curve to cross second behind the champion Steven Gardnier of the Bahamas.
The 23-year-old guajiro gave a warning of this conquest in the semifinals last Monday with 43.93, second best time in the classifieds and a new South American record.
During the Olympic cycle, Anthony was champion in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games in his specialty and in the relay event at the same distance. He closed on the second step of the Tokyo podium.
This is the fourth medal that Colombia wins in athletics. The first was achieved by Ximena Restrepo (bronze) in the 400 meters of Barcelona 1992; while Caterine Ibargüen added another two in triple jump in London 2012 (silver) and Rio 2016 (gold).
A new Olympic stadium consecrated the country on the track. Zambrano took the history of our sport further. Winner breed.