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Ecuador bathes in gold in running, boxing and equestrian


The Ecuadorian machine for making medals was turned on this Friday, July 1, in the Bolivarian with total control in the 20km walkboth in women and men, in training and .

The sum of gold was three. First thing in the morning (06:00) Karla Jaramillo and Jordy Caicedo confirmed that remains master and lord of the south american when commanding the test of the 20,000 metersladies and men.

timing 1 hour, 38 minutes and 45 secondsJaramillo was awarded what at that time was Ecuador’s seventh gold medal, followed by Caicedo who won the same distance, but in men, with a time of 1 hour, 28 minutes and 53 seconds.

In boxing, as announced EXPRESSthe Ecuadorian athletes closed the night of Thursday, June 30, their participation with 8 medals, being the world vice champion Julio Cesar Castillo the star highlighted by hanging the gold medal in the heavyweight category of 81-91 kg, after leaving the Peruvian on the way Jose Maria Lucaswhom he defeated by points (5-0), showing enormous technical superiority.

The silver medals for the boxers went to George Market in the 69 kg, Jean Carlos Caicedo in the 52kg and Jose Rodriguez 63 kg, while the bronzes were in the hands of Maria José Palacios, Ericka Pachito, Fernando Delgado and Gerlon Congo in the +91kg.

This Friday, July 1, shortly before noon, the tricolor jockey Julio Meza put his golden contribution to the country by leading the equestrian discipline, in the dressage modality, where he was the best.

Already in BMX cycling, Domenica Azuero and Gissell Mora they climbed onto the podium in second and third place, respectively, in the women’s individual event, surpassed only by the Colombian Olympic medalist Mariana Pajon.

The day of this Friday, July 1 will continue with competitions in the athletics speed tests, table tennis, field tennis and weightlifting where the country is considered a power.

Until 13:20, Ecuador is located sixth in the overall medal table of Valledupar 2022 with 48 medals in total, divided into 9 gold, 18 silver and 21 bronze. Colombia continues to dominate with 65 gold, followed by Venezuela (19) and Chili (17).