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Bolivia won historic medal in the 5.000m

David Ninavia Mamani

The track and field events of the 1st edition of the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games, opened fires, here, the Bolivian David Ninavia Manami made history by winning a valuable medal in the 5.000 meters, in a test held in the Pascual Guerrero at the capital of the Department of Valle del Cauca.

Ninavia Mamani won the 5000m with a time of 14.21.36 minutes, a new U20 national record, thus achieving the first gold medal in a continental event in all history for the his country. Manami was accompanied on the podium by Fabio Jesús Correa from Brazil (14.30.31) and by the Peruvian, José Luis Chaupin Huanami (14.31.70).

Other Podiums
Men’s javelin throw: Pedro Nunes Rodrigues from Brazil with a 74.71-meter throw, was the gold medallis, escorted by his felow country Luis Da Silva (71.35) and Tyriq Horsford from Trinidad and Tobago (70.41).

Wome’s long jump: Paola Fernández from Puerto Rico surprised the favorites and won the contest with a mark of 6.33 meters (personal best), in this way, Fernández became the first Puerto Rican woman with a gold medal in an event like this, since Madeline de Jesús triumphed with 6.87 in the Ibero-American Athletics Championships in Mexico in 1988, Fernández was followed by Natalia Linares from Colombia (6.27) and Thaina Guerino Fernandes from Brazil (6.25).

Women’s discus throw: the Cuban main favorites, Silinda Morales and Melany Matheus, confirmed this condition by winning the gold and silver medals, with marks of 59.13 meters and 54.31 respectively, the Chilean Catalina Bravo was third with 52.44.

Women’s 10.000 meters: Sofía Mamani was awarded the golden metal with 34.02.77 minutes, followed by María de Jesús Ruiz from Mexico with 35.10.83 and the Brazilian, María Da Silva with 36.15.55.

The Finals of the day 2
On the second day of competitions, 7 finals will be played
Women’s 100m
Men’s 100m
20,000m men’s walk
Men’s long jump
Male bullet drive

Ricardo Gomez Chirinos

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