The fighter Luisa Valverde awards an Olympic diploma to Ecuador in Tokyo


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The fighter Luisa Valverde awards an Olympic diploma to Ecuador in Tokyo

GUAYAQUIL – Luisa Valverde, in struggle, awarded Ecuador the third Olympic diploma, ranking among the eight best competitors in the 53-kilogram category, a diploma that she added to those of her compatriots Angie Paola Palacios, who placed sixth in weightlifting and the one received by the cyclist, in the specialty of BMX, Alfredo Campo, fifth in the competition.

Luisa Valverde, in struggle, she won her round of 16 fight 11-4 against the Greek María Prevolaraki, but in the quarterfinals she lost 15-5 against Bolortuya Bat, from Mongolia.

The three diplomas have been brought together to the gold medals of road cycling Richard Carapaz and the weightlifter Neisi Dajomes, and a silver medal with the also weightlifter Tamara Salazar.

Ecuador is fulfilling its best performance in the history of the Olympic Games, in which it had won a gold medal with the legendary marcher Jefferson Pérez, in Atlanta 1996 and with the same athlete the silver in Beijing 2008.

The Ecuadorian post made up of Anahí Suárez, Ángela Tenorio, Marizol Landázuri and Yuliana Angulo, was located in eighth place, with a time of 43.69 in the 100-meter test, a test in which the fifth member of the team, Virginia Villalba.

In the 20 kilometer march, Brian Daniel Pintado reached the best position, twelfth place, with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes and 54 seconds; David Hurtado, who overcame the disease caused by covid-19 near the debut, was ranked 19, with a time of 1.24.31, and Jordy Jiménez completed the tour in position 35, with a time of 1.27.52, in the competition that the Italian Massimo Stano won, with 1.21.05.

The swimmer David Farinango reached the goal in 15th place, in his first appearance, at age 20, in the Olympic Games, while Samantha Arévalo in the same test, but female, placed eleventh. So the possibility of Ecuador to add new medals or Olympic diplomas is set in the 20-kilometer march with Glenda Morejón and in the 50-kilometer march, with Andrés Chocho.


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