36 champions will take the DR to the Games in San Salvador and Chile
The Dominican delegation will face a great challenge at the Games in San Salvador in July and at the Panam Games in Chile in October. It will be the first time that it will have two major events in the same year
Although the virus covid exploded worldwide at the end of 2019, even the regional sport is feeling its consequences.
That is why in 2023, for the first time in years, the Central American Games and the Central American Games will be held next July. Caribbean that will have the country of El Salvador as a scenario, having as a sub-headquarters the Dominican Republic. Panama He was going to ride it in 2022 and declined.
In addition, the Pan American Games will be held in October in Santiago de Chile.
The Creole delegation will go to both events with a total of 36 champions to defend in different sports disciplines.
At the Central American Games, the country will go with 25 monarchs, while at the Pan American Games in Chile in October, some 11 Dominicans will take the stage to defend their ownership.
Since last year the Dominican Republic has been qualifying for continental sporting events.
The 10 champions to Chile
In the last Pan American Games in Lima, Peru in 2019, the Dominican delegation achieved 11 gold medals, out of the 40 it obtained in that contest. Among the Pan American champions are the Reinas del Caribe who defeated Colombia to reach their second gold medal.
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In 2015, the criollas won bronze at the 2015 Toronto Panams and their first gold at the 2003 Santo Domingo Games.
Audrys Nin Reyes in gymnastics, Beatriz Pirón, in weights, Robert Pigozzi, in the slalom modality of water skiing, Wander Mateo and Estefania Soriano, Ana Rosa, in judo. Rosa won gold by disqualifying a Brazilian for doping. Also the women’s kata team in Karate and Rodrigo Marte won gold in Boxing.
Likewise, Ana Villanueva, Tanya Rodríguez and Pamela Rodríguez in Karate. Villanueva obtained a gold medal by defeating the athlete from Venezuela, Aurimer Campos, in the final fight.