Venezuelan Athlete Joselyn Brea Wins Double Title at Pan American Games
The Pan American Games in Santiago 2023 witnessed an extraordinary achievement by Joselyn Brea, the 5,000 meter champion. Brea showcased her exceptional talent by securing victory in the women’s 1,500 meters as well, completing a remarkable double title.
Confirmation from President Nicolás Maduro
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, proudly announced this exceptional feat through his official social media account on X (formerly Twitter). He expressed his admiration for Brea’s perseverance and dedication, emphasizing her role as an exemplary figure for the country.
“Another gold for Venezuela! The young athlete Joselyn Brea won the gold medal in the women’s 1500 meters at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. What pride for the country, this young woman is an example of perseverance and dedication. Bravo Joselyn!”
– Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) November 4, 2023
Brea’s Triumph in the Women’s 1,500 Meters
In a thrilling race, Joselyn Brea secured the gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters with a remarkable time of 4 minutes, 11 seconds, and 80 hundredths. She displayed her exceptional skills by overtaking the American athlete Emily Mackay in the final stretch. The Cuban athlete Daily Cooper claimed the bronze medal, finishing behind the North American competitor.
Colombia’s Success in Women’s Javelin
Flor Ruiz from Colombia emerged victorious in the women’s javelin event, clinching the gold medal with an impressive throw of 63.10 meters. Rhema Otabor from the Bahamas secured the silver medal with a distance of 60.54 meters, closely followed by Madelyn Harris from the United States with a throw of 60.06 meters.
Men’s High Jump Competition
In the men’s high jump competition, Cuban athlete Luis Enrique Zayas showcased his exceptional skills by surpassing a height of 2.27 meters, securing the gold medal. Luis Castro from Puerto Rico and Bahamian veteran Donald Thomas both claimed the silver medal, as they both cleared the bar at 2.24 meters.