The best is coming: Zambrano takes Caterine’s legacy amid excitement for a historic Olympic medal


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The best is coming: Zambrano takes Caterine's legacy amid excitement for a historic Olympic medal

Thursday, August 5, 2021, marks the beginning of a new era for Colombian sports. Caterine Ibargüen delivers an inheritance of triumphs and recognition to Anthony Zambrano, new standard-bearer of the epic in national athletics.

There was little time for a more formal ceremony. With the silver medal in the 400 meters still fresh from the guajiro on the track of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, the Antioqueña announced her retirement from the competitions.

“I am very happy with the opportunities that life gave me and of having had the possibility to show that it is possible to fulfill dreams. A chapter ends now, but the great story continues”, he expressed.

That history is measured in records, podiums and medals. Also in that furious courage with which he reached the top of a discipline with few achievements for Colombia. World, Olympic and Pan American champion, she stayed in the heart of the country. His sympathy seduced.

Competitive to the extreme, she came to Japan amid injuries that took her away from her traditional records of freehold. He left with the tranquility of the duty fulfilled among the recognition of all.

“I am happy for what I did. Proud to have carried the flag of our country and I think I am privileged to be able to enjoy a few more Games, “he added.

His legacy is safe. Anthony is 23 years old and has an out-of-bounds sporting ambition. “I came into this life to make my country successful, to remove all the myths, all the records, “warned the sprinter.

Caterine led the way. Zambrano promised to go further. The best is coming. It started on August 5, 2021.


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