Venezuela wins its first medals in the South American Games | News

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In the fifth edition of the South American Beach and Sea Games, in Santa Marta, Colombia, Venezuela won its first two medals in the open water modality with fins.


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In the 1000 meter open water event, Génesis González obtained the bronze medal in the women's branch.

"I am very proud because these are my first South American Games and it is a great pleasure to be the first to award my country its first medal," declared the athlete.

The mixed 4x1,000 relay in open water waters obtained the silver medal in its modality. The team is made up of Samanta Díaz, Adriana Rosales, Carlos Gregoris and Miguel Rangel with a time of 44:06.71.

The beach wrestling champion and standard bearer of the Venezuelan delegation, José Daniel Díaz Roberti, debuted with a victory in his category of more than 90 kilograms.

“I am quite happy, excited and motivated, since I have just won the Central American Games” added Díaz Roberti.

The host country, Colombia, remains the leader in the South American Games, accumulating three gold medals so far, all won in the open water events with fins.

Venezuela has so far a total of four medals to its credit, two gold, won by Daniel Arocha and Rosmarky Álvarez in their respective surfing categories. It also has one silver and one bronze.

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