The Venezuelan Yorgelis Salazar won this Sunday, April 24, with the gold medal of the K1 Premier League of Karate in Matosinhos, Portugal.
In a luxury match against the Turkish Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu, the athlete born in Ciudad Bolívar won in the Female Kumite -50kg category. Her rival is ranked number 1 in the world ranking.
The scoreboard was 6-0 in favor of Salazar in the final of the competition that was held in the European country.
The Venezuelan Olympic Committee He sent a congratulatory message to the karate fighter on networks: Big, George, big.
Yorgelis Salazar, Venezuelan karate fighter
When he got his place in the final, Yorgelis Salazar posted a message on Instagram. In the text she showed her emotion for all the effort that has meant reaching this point.
«I really have no words, I have fought a lot for this, I can only thank everyone for supporting me, God, my coaches, my family, my team, thank you for believing in me»he wrote on his Instagram account.
In the semifinals, the Venezuelan defeated Yee Ting Tsang, from Hong Kong.
On April 17, the karate fighter celebrated on her Instagram account the second place she obtained at the US Open.
“I took a silver medal after losing the final 11-11/senshu, it was an exciting match, maybe one of the best in the competition. It’s crazy the energy all these people put into the stands,” she wrote.
🥈USA OPEN 2022 -50kg
Thanks to everyone who supported me today, I’ll have the opportunity to do better next week in the Premier League in Porto 🇵🇹🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZkQtuWMUaU
– Yorgelis Salazar (@Yorgelisalazarr) April 17, 2022