the skater, Gabriela Rueda, and the weight lifter, Santiago Rodallegas, will lead the Colombian delegation that this Saturday night will parade in the inaugural ceremony of the XII South American Games Asuncion 2022 at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in the Paraguayan capital.
The national delegation, which defends the first place in the medal table obtained
four years in Cochabamba, Bolivia, will seek his third crown in the event that draws
the start of the Olympic cycle to Paris with 500 athletes, of which 247 are
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The Games, which will take place from October 1st to 15th, have the participation of 15 countries: Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Velezuela.
A total of 7,000 athletes and officials will be part of the South American Games, organized by
the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR), which will have 35 sports
summoned officials and 53 sports modalities.
Our country will compete in 30 sports and 44 modalities. The skateboarding, in the Street modality in both branches, he will be in charge of officially opening the competitions this Saturday and Colombia will have a presence in the semifinals.
In feminine it will be Jasmine Alexandra Alvarez, while in masculine
Jhan Carlos González and Santiago Henao will do it.
“We come with great enthusiasm and the idea is to show how much the country has grown not only in
our sport but at a general level. We want to contribute to the medal table and dream of the
first place in the Games”, Álvarez said.
For the Olympic cycle towards Paris 2024, the Ministry of Sporte earmarked for the current
validity, 37,100 million pesos. As for the South Americans, the support is from
6,700 million pesos.
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