After climbing the Olympic podium in Tokyo 2020 with the gold medal in the division of 76 kilograms, the weightlifter Ecuadorian Neisi Dajomes debuted a new category with the gold in snatch and clean and jerk Bolivarian Games.
In the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Dajomes hung the gold with a total of 263 kilograms, 118 in the snatch and 145 in the clean and jerk.
In a period of adaptation to the category of 81 kilograms, the tricolor opened its Olympic cycle with two medals from gold, with 115 kilograms in snatch and 140 in clean and jerkrecords with which it was also awarded new South American and Pan American brands.
Despite a full display against their rivals, Dajomes recognized that did not plan to impose new brands and that he was only looking to prove himself in his new category.
“I wasn’t 100% because I’m in recovery. It was not in my plans to break these records, I just wanted to go out and try, without making an effort because in less than three weeks we have the Pan American Championship (Colombia), which is an event that adds points for the Pan American Games next year”, he indicated. the tricolor champion
Dajomes commented that in this new process you are still “assimilating” the weight. “I don’t even reach half of what is required to be in the 81 kilograms, I am in this job of improving my body weight, something that involves many things, among them having a good physical preparation, which will lead us to be at the ideal weight with a lot of explosiveness, which is what we are looking for”, he indicated.
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The weightlifter was grateful for having overcome the difficulties in preparation and now have the necessary support for their work, which is under the watchful eye of the Ecuadorian Walter Llerena and the Russian Alexei Ignatov.
“Having Walter in my competition has been the best, I think the results have been seen. Unfortunately Alexei cannot be with me in the Bolivarianos, he will not be in the Pan American either, but for future competitions he will be able to be”, he indicated.
Dajomes points to the new olympic cycle and to repeat his performance from last year at the Paris 2024 Games.
“With the support we have, with the federation (weightlifting) we can go on doing very good things, I hope that the efforts continue to be directed towards better results, because we are sure that we can reach higher in the future”, indicated the weightlifter. (D)