In 2021 there were milestones in Colombian sports that are worth remembering, three very important were in volleyball, in rugby and in the boxing,
New Year’s Eve Special | Volleyball, rugby and boxing shone
In 2021 there were milestones in Colombian sports that are worth remembering, three very important were in volleyball, in rugby and in the boxing, the first two disciplines in the feminine category and the last one in the masculine branch.
South American runner-up:
With an outstanding presentation, Colombia’s women’s volleyball team achieved one of South America’s two places in the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Poland and the Netherlands, between September 23 and October 15.
The ‘coffee’ team ensured its classification, after a historic participation in the South American Championship Volleyball, which was played in Barrancabermeja.
Those directed by Antonio Rizola remained in the second place behind Brazil, despite having won 3-1, since both teams added 9 points, but the Brazilians, with 2.5, registered a better coefficient between sets won and lost, while that of the national team was 2.0.
Straight to the World Cup!
In the month of November and in team sports, Colombia’s women’s rugby team beat its Argentine counterpart 15-14 in the semifinals of the Valentín Martínez tournament and, for the first time in its history, got the ticket to the Sevens World Cup South Africa 2022.
In the qualifying championship, the ‘toucans’ had a remarkable presentation with 5 victories versus Chile, Peru, Panama, Paraguay and Argentina and a 36-5 defeat in the final against the Brazilian team.
What’s more, the team received the award for ‘Best Collective Performance’ de Acord Antioquia and Andrés Roberto Gómez, president of the Colombian Rugby Federation, was elected the ‘Best Sports Manager’ by the same entity.
Colombia shone in boxing:
October 22 will be a special day for Colombian boxing, since Óscar ‘Kaboom’ Rivas achieved a historic title for Colombia: was crowned champion in the new Bridger weight class of the World Boxing Council at the Olympia Theater in Montreal, Canada.
The Colombian beat host Ryan Rozicki by unanimous decision (116-111, 115-112, 115-112), after 12 rounds and became the first world champion in this division.
“My dream was to make boxing historyNow I have to work harder and enforce the belt for a long time, ”said the Colombian athlete.