Colombia is runner-up at the 2022 South American Games

Colombia is runner-up at the 2022 South American Games

The Colombian delegation took second place in the XII South American Games that were disputed in Asuncion, Paraguay, by adding 79 gold medals, 78 bronze medals and 98 bronze medals in the general medal table.

In this way, the national team was unable to revalidate the title obtained in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2018, since Brazil took first place by achieving 133 gold, 100 silver and 86 bronze medals.

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Third place in the medal table went to Argentina, which recorded 58 gold, 65 silver and 74 bronze medals.

This Saturday, October 15, on the last day of competitions, Colombia won six gold, two silver and eight bronze medals in the disciplines of athletics, track cycling, tennis, squash, basketball and water polo.

The national delegation added medals in 43 sports, 23 were gold-

In the total sum, Colombia achieved 20% gold medals, which means 79 medals. In general, the South American Games delivered 1-303 metals, of which the national delegation won 255.

Colombian Figures

The cyclist Lina Marcela Hernández was a great figure of the national team. Hernández recorded three gold and two silver medals. Vivian Uribe and Luis Felipe Uribe also stood out. The goalkeeper Sara López and the squash player Laura Tovar.

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In boxing, Ingrit Valencia and in BMX Mariana Mariana Pajón shone for the Colombian delegation,

By sports, track cycling was the one that gave the country the most awards, followed by skating.

Now, Colombia will continue its process towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Pan American Games in Santiago.

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