Once again the notes of Gloria al Bravo Pueblo were heard in Valledupar!Christian Palacio gave the first gold medal to Venezuela in boxing, Welterw
Once again the notes of Gloria al Bravo Pueblo were heard in Valledupar!
Christian Palacio gave the first gold medal to Venezuela in boxing, Welterweight division 63 – 69 kg of the XIX Bolivarian Games that take place in Valledupar, Colombia.
The burly Venezuelan boxer beat Ecuador’s José Rodríguez by split score 3-2.
The llanera delegation thus achieves its first gold in the sport of flat noses in this edition of the Bolivarians.
The Venezuelan boxers have so far hung a total of seven medals: the golden Palace, one silver and another five bronze. This places Venezuela in fourth place in the boxing discipline at the Games; only below Colombia (3 gold), the Dominican Republic (3 gold) and Ecuador.
With the conquest in the Palacio ring, Venezuela reaches 19 gold medals and a total -until this Thursday, June 30- of 76 medals in the Games.
In addition, of the 19 gold, Venezuela has won 20 silver and 37 bronze.
The Venezuelans are second in the medal table, escorting the host Colombia.
Peru is in third place in the Games (16 gold), Chile is fourth (14 gold) and the Dominican Republic is in fifth place, with 9 gold, 6 silver and 12 bronze.
The Bolivarian Games of Valledupar began on June 24 and will conclude on July 5.