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– Mark Twain
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– Jim Stovall
With Dominance in Judo, Cibao Sur Zone Shines at School Games
Yesterday, the Cibao Sur zone showcased its excellence in the judo tournament held at the Dulce María Piña Pavilion in San Juan de la Maguana. The zone secured five gold medals, establishing its dominance in the competition. This event is part of the X National Sports School Games, Barahona 2023, organized by the National Institute of Physical Education (Inefi).
Exciting Conclusion of Judo Competitions
The judo competitions at the multi-sport school event will conclude today with the highly anticipated team matches.
Impressive Performances by Higuamo and Southwest
Higuamo secured the second position in the medal tally, winning three gold medals, one silver, and four bronze. Meanwhile, the Southwest zone claimed the third spot with three gold medals, one silver, and two bronze.
El Valle and Northeast Make Their Mark
El Valle made a notable entry into the medal table, earning two gold medals, four silver, and four bronze. The Northeast zone also showcased its talent, winning one gold, four silver, and nine bronze medals.
Outstanding Achievements by Cibao Sur Representatives
The representatives of Cibao Sur who secured five gold medals are Marielin Gómez (70kg), Ángel Ramírez (80kg), Rokermi Mejía (57kg), Carlos Castillo (90kg), and Victoria Ramírez (70kg). They were guided by coaches Alfredo Cruz and Orlandi Gerez.
Metropolitan Zone’s Success
The Metropolitan Zone II achieved remarkable success, winning a total of 11 medals, including one gold, two silver, and nine bronze. Cibao Nordeste also made its mark with one gold, four silver, and six bronze medals. Metropolitan Zone I secured seven medals, including one gold, four silver, and two bronze.
Kata Modality Winners
In the kata (exhibition) competitions, the El Valle area claimed the top position. The duo of Ashley Guzmán and Dafne Saviñón won the gold medal. The Metropolitan Zone II secured the second spot with the duet Yoanny Castro and Sofía Herrera. In the men’s category, the Metropolitan Zone II, represented by Moisés Ozuna and Ángel Sierra, clinched the gold medal, while El Valle’s duo of Yeuri Paniagua and Diego García secured the second position. Diego Maldonado and Waldi Javier from Metropolitana I took home the bronze.
More than 3,500 athletes from various sports disciplines are competing in the X Barahona 2023 National Sports School Games, which will conclude tomorrow. The sub-venues for the games are located in San Juan, Azua, and Bahoruco.
Updates from the School Games
I had the opportunity to speak with Manolito Jiménez, a photojournalist from El Nacional, who is covering the School Games. According to him, everything is running smoothly at the different venues of the fair.
Anticipation for Tomorrow’s Finale
The School Games will conclude tomorrow, and we can expect to witness more outstanding performances from the talented athletes. Some of them may even have the potential to excel in high-level international competitions.
William Ozuna, an observer at the event, mentioned that he noticed several students who possess the qualities to become exceptional weightlifters.
To gain further insights, I will be interviewing Alberto Rodríguez, the director of Inefi, to discuss the highlights and areas that need improvement for the next games.
Until tomorrow, God willing, Dominicans.