Bahia athletes won three gold medals and two silver medals this weekend at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
First it was Catalina Torenzo’s turn to sail, where she took second place in the Formula Kite category behind American Daniela Moroz.
With this result, the 17-year-old promise earned a direct ticket to the Paris Olympics next year.
La Colo, born on May 29, 2006, finished first in races three and four and second in races one, two, six, eight, ninth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth. He was also in third place in the seventh grade.
Those who also qualified for the 2024 Games are Las Leonas in hockey, with Valentina Costa Biondi on the team.
They did so by defeating the United States 2-1 in the final. To reach the decisive stage, Argentina defeated Uruguay (8-0), the United States (5-1), and Trinidad and Tobago (21-0) in the preliminary round. Then in the semi-finals against Canada (3-0).
In turn, those who won the gold medal again were the Los Pumas 7 team, in the presence of Santiago Álvarez Fourcade.
Gomez Cora’s team won the final match over local Chile with a score of 24-7. Along the way, they played Jamaica (40-7), Chile (28-12) and Uruguay (35-5) in Group A, and on Saturday in the semi-finals against Canada (21-7).
While rower Agustín Vernice put in an unforgettable performance, achieving first place in the K1 1000 rower and another as a team in the K4 500 rower; And the second duo rowed the K2500.