The last day of the Bolivarian Games started this Tuesday with the tests of half marathon through the streets of Valledupar, which crowned the Fluminense Vicente Loza as champion.
Crockery recorded 1 hour 6 minutes 34 seconds to stay with the first place in the test, ahead of the Peruvian Ferdinan Cereda and the also Ecuadorian Christian Vásconez, who took the bronze in this modality.
“Very happy because I went from an injury the year before that kept me out of several competitionsbut I came back to win tests in the country and now this medal,” said Vásconez, who is undergoing a process of transition from track to half marathon.
“My body felt and I am very well because this victory took place. At kilometer 15 we were only three runners and I told myself that it was the opportunity to win”, declared the Bolivarian gold medalist.
In the female branchthe gold and silver went to the Peruvians Gladys Tejeda and Luz Rojas, with the national Rosalba Chacha in third place and the Bolivarian bronze. The tricolor Katherine Tisalema placed fourth in the half marathon.
Monday closed with medal in equestrian sportsdiscipline in which Priscilla Simpson took the silver in open mixed individual jumpa test in which 27 athletes from 6 countries participated, including five Ecuadorians.
Basketball 3×3 had Ecuador as a finalist, in a tight match, and in extra time, in which they fell to Venezuela 17-19, to keep the silver medal. The national team was made up of Adriano Barreras, Alexander Guerra, Abraham Barahona and Martín Martínez.
It was silver also for the Ecuadorians Tania Andrade and Camila Romerothat at the end of tennis doubles women fell 6-1 and 6-1 against Colombia.
On the penultimate day of the Games, medals were also added with athleticsdiscipline in which they were obtained two bronzethe first with Nicole Caicedo in the 400 meters flat testby setting a time of 54.36 seconds.
Another bronze came in 4x100m relay ladies with the quartet made up of Evelin Mercado, Gabriela Suarez, Nicole Caicedo and Virginia Pereawho registered a mark of 45.55 seconds.
With these prizes, Ecuador is fourth in the general medal tablebehind Colombia, Venezuela and Chile, a delegation with which it equals in the sum of 32 golden. The national team has another 41 silver and 47 bronze medals, for a total of 120.
In the last daythis Tuesday, Ecuador will participate in open water swimming, mixed triathlon relay, table tennis, women’s field tennis finals, beach volleyball and weightlifting, disciplines in which the national team will be looking to secure gold medals and third place on the overall podium. (D)