He archery closed its activities in Santiago 2023 Pan American Games and Mexico added three new medals in recurve bowthanks to gold by Alejandra Valenciawho became triple Pan American champion, the silver by Matías Grande and to bronze obtained by both in the mixed category.
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The activity began very early with the Mexican couple of Alejandra Valencia and Matías Grande winning the bronze medal in the mixed recurve bow eventsurpassing by 5-3 to the Colombian duo of Ana María Rendón and Jorge Enríquez to get on the podium.
Subsequently, Alejandra Valencia defeated Colombian Ana María Rendón 7-1in the semi-finals of women's recurve bow to secure one more medal and the possibility of fighting for gold, which he finally achieved in the final after also win 7-1 over the Brazilian Ana Machado and thus becoming three-time Pan American champion.
In the men's recurve archery category, Matías Grande emerged as the winner in the semifinals, defeating the American Brady Ellison 6-4however, He was defeated 6-4 in the final of the event by fellow American Jackson Mirich and the Mexican had to settle for the silver medal.
#MexicoInSantiago dresses in gold again in the individual recurve archery with Alejandra Valencia, who beats the Brazilian Ana Machado 7-1 for the gold medal in @santiago2023. ----@JomaSportMexico | - https://t.co/uBvwJATT36 pic.twitter.com/z9a75eyuRp
— Mexican Olympic Committee (@COM_Mexico) November 5, 2023
The Podiums were completed by Casey Kaufholf of the United States in the women's categoryafter beating the Colombian 6-0 Ana Maria Rendon in the duel for bronze; while in the men's category, Chilean Ricardo Soto made history by beating Brady Ellison 6-4 to obtain it first medal for his country in archery.
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