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DR Army sweeps boxing at the Military Games

Colonel José A. Guzmán Jiménez, Army Sports Director, center, celebrates with the athletes and coaching staff after winning military boxing. On


Colonel José A. Guzmán Jiménez, Army Sports Director, center, celebrates with the athletes and coaching staff after winning military boxing. On the right, General (ERD) Delio Colón Rosario, president of the Military Sports Circle.

SANTO DOMINGO.- The Army of the Dominican Republic swept boxing in the 51 Military Sports Games of the Armed Forces and the National Police, whose matches were held with resounding success in the karate pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

The Army team totaled nine gold and three silver medals to take first place in military boxing, while the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD) came in second with three gold and four silver medals.

The National Police and the Navy of the Dominican Republic added three and two silver medals, respectively, on the last day in which there were only fights for first place.

The Army gold medalists were Private Mario Lavegar for non-appearance of Private Nathanael Jiménez Rondón (FARD), in 51 kilos; private Rodrigo Marte won by unanimous decision 5-0 against sailor Yuri Ramos (Navy), in the 54 kilos; and at 57 kgs, private Yancarlos Pérez defeated sailor Jonathan Cabrera (Navy) by split decision 4-1.

In the 60 kilos, the low Fernando De Jesús Pitter won by split decision 3-2 against the low Adonis Estévez (FARD); in 63.5 kgs, the low Víctor Peguero triumphed by split decision 4-1 over Riner Reyes, from the Police; in 67 kilos, the low Johnny Fernández defeated the low Enmanuel Burgos, from the FARD, by split decision 4-1; the low Miguel Ángel Arias prevailed by split decision 3-2 against the low Sergio Ángel Mosquete (FARD), in the 75 kilograms.

They also achieved gold for the Army: private Higol Mejía defeated private Sebastián Marte, of the Police, by knockout in the 86 kilos; and the private Jackson Montero came out victorious by split decision 4-1 against the private Félix Pérez, of the Police, in the 92 kilograms.

FARD Gold

The Air Force achieved its three gold medals in the 71 kgs with the private Euri Cedeño who defeated by RSC the private Rolando Castillo, from the ERD; in the 80 kgs, the low Cristian Pinales shone by unanimous decision 5-0 against the low Starling Rincón, from the ERD; and the private Daniel Guzmán stood out with a 3-2 split decision over the private Santana Lara, of the ERD.

award ceremony

The award ceremony was headed by Brigadier General (ERD) Delio Colón Rosario, president of the Sports Circle of the Armed Forces and the National Police; Brigadier General (ERD) Julio César Hernández Olivero, director of the Military Cartographic Institute; and the Vice Minister of Sports Franklin de la Mota.

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