The Argentine paddlers had a furious start in the South American Games of Asunción 2022 and this Wednesday they lived an unforgettable day in the waters of Club Mbiguá. Because they won five gold medals and brought the total harvest of medals of that color to six for the speed boating national, the sport that has contributed the most gold medals -until now- to our country’s medal table.
Seven tests disputed that sport on the second day of competition. In five, the blue and white flag was raised to the top of the podium.
One of the first medals of the day came from the hands of Brenda Rojaswhich was imposed in K1 500 female with 1m56s33, escorted on the podium by the Brazilian Ana Paula Vergutz (1m58s90) and the Colombian Mónica Hincapie (2m01s53).
The 26-year-old Sanpedrina, Olympic in Rio 2016 Y Tokyo 2020 and double Pan American medalist (bronze in K4 500 in Toronto 2015 Y Lime 2019), repeated the celebration a while later in the K2 500next to the entrerriana Magdalena Garro. The albiceleste duo was crowned champion with 1m47s41, beating Colombians Diexe Molina and Yerly Muñoz and Chileans Daniela Castillo Acuña and Jeanarett Valenzuela.
Gonzalo Carreras Y Gonzalo Lo Moro They hung the gold in the test of K2 500. The natives of Buenos Aires and Rio Negro beat the Uruguayans Erik Cabrera and Matías Otero and the Brazilians Edson Freitas Da Silva and Vagner Souta with a time of 1m31s52.
Augustine Vernicewho together with the Lioness Rocio Sanchez Moccia carried the Argentine flag at the opening ceremony in Asunción, had inaugurated the Argentine canoeing medal table on Tuesday by winning the K1 1000, a test in which he was junior world champion in 2017, Pan American champion in Lima 2019 and Olympic finalist in Tokyo last year. And that Wednesday, the 27-year-old native of Olavarría won his second gold.
He did it as part of the boat K4 500who completed Agustin Rodriguez, Juan Ignacio Caceres Y Manuel Lascano and that prevailed ahead of the Uruguayan boat (Erik Cabrera, Luis Melo Duarte, Matías Otero and Sebastián Delgado) and the Venezuelan (Cristian Canache, Daniel Román, Rafael Cardoza and Ray Acuña).
The last gold of the day was the one who got the K4 500 feminine of Candelaira Sequeira, Lucia Dalto-Aziz, Paulina Contini and the stainless sabrina ameghinowho at the age of 42 added another achievement to his impressive career.
The woman from La Plata -who won the K1 200 in Lima 2019 and awarded the first Pan-American gold in history to light blue and white canoeing- added her seventh Odesur title in the Paraguayan capital. He had won five at Brazil 2002, in the K4 200, K4 500, K2 200, K2 500 and K2 1,000, and another two at Santiago de Chile 2014, in the K1 200 and K2 500.
Secondly, Martina Vela Y Tais Trimarchi They were fourth in the women’s C2 500 and Benjamin Cardozo Y Joaquin Lukac they took the same place in the men’s C2 500.
With the harvest this Wednesday, boating became the sport that added more golds in the same day in Asunciónimproving what was done by the candle last Thursday (Luciana Cardozo in Laser ICLA, Francisco Saubidet in iQFoil 95 and Florencia Galimberti and Augusto Amato in Mixed Snipe) and the Waterskiingon Sunday (Tobías Giorgi in the Overall and Eugenia De Armas and Kai Ditsch in Wakeboard).
And with the gold that Vernice had won on Tuesday, he is the one who got the most medals of that color for the national delegation. Five o’clock left behind. swimming (Andrea Berrino in 50m and 100m backstroke, Macarena Ceballos in 100m breaststroke, Malena Santillán in 200m backstroke and Florencia Perotti in 400m medley) and the four in water skiing (in which Giorgi was also crowned in jumping).
The historic fall of Las Leonas
At the end of the day, Las Leonas had the opportunity to ratify the historical dominance they had in the Odesur, in a final against Chile, led by Cachito Vigil, the man who had started the revolution in Argentine hockey.
But after a 0-0 win, Australian penalties complicated the Albiceleste, because Chile – amid complications with the video ref and a controversial arbitration – won 3-2 to get a gold medal in women’s hockey for the first time. It is the first title for Vigil, since she took over in 2017.
Argentina traveled to Asunción with a “B” selection, but it was usually enough to get the gold. He had even already beaten Chile (4-1), but the format of the tournament determined that the first two, after a round of matches, would cross paths again in a final.
Great day of table tennis and judo
Speed canoeing was not the only sport that contributed multiple medals to the Argentine medal table.
In the table tennis, the light blue and white took the podium of the men’s individual event. The Mendoza santiago lorenzo21, won gold by beating his compatriot 4-1 (11-9, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8 and 11-9) in the final Horace Cifuenteswho took the silver. While, High Gaston a bronze was hung, after losing to Lorenzo in one of the semis also by 4 to 1.
In the women’s singles, Camila Arguelles she lost 4 to 1 (11-8, 11-7, 11-8, 6-11 and 13-11) against the Brazilian Caroline Kumahara in the duel for the title and got a silver.
The judo won five medals. The only gold was the one she won Agustin Gil in the category up to 81 kilos. The 21-year-old Cordovan defeated Chilean Jorge Pérez Álvarez 1-0 in the decisive match.
Mariano Bersier It was silver in up to 90 kilos after falling in the final against the Peruvian Roberto Galarreta Villar. In addition there were bronzes of Joaquin Burgos (+100Kg), Amanda Bredeston (+78kg) and Lucia Cantero (-70kg).
alexis eberhardt added the second medal of his personal harvest in sport’s shot. The Santa Fe native -who had won a silver in the 10-meter Air Rifle- climbed to the top of the podium in the 3-position 50-meter Rifle event, beating Brazilian Leonardo Moreira 16-8 in the final.
From the rhythmic gymnastics the money arrived in mace Sol Martinez Fainbergwho had been third on Tuesday in hoop and ball, and the bronze of the national team in the group all-around.
In track cycling, Nicholas Tivani, Mark Mendez, Ruben Ramos Y Thomas Contte they took silver in the team pursuit event, behind Colombia and ahead of Chile.
The boxing contributed two new bronzes, those of aldana lopez in 50 kilos and Miracle Herrera in the 56 kilos. Later, Lucia Perez will go for the gold in the 66 kilos against the Brazilian Barbara Dos Santos.
And the squash also added a bronze medal, from the hand of Robert Pizzettawho lost in the semis 3-2 against Colombian Ronald Galeano. Leandro Romiglio In that instance, he defeated Juan Vargas, also from Colombia, 3-1 and will define the title against Galeano.
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