Santo Domingo, June 21 (EFE). – The Dominican Republic is hoping to win “at least” six medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games taekwondo championships that will be held on Friday in San Salvador and Santo Domingo.
“We have to get at least six medals considering that with regard to our last participation in Barranquilla (2018) we won three gold, two silver and four bronze medals, but on that occasion there were sixteen combat classes different from these,” Miguel said. Camacho, president of the Dominican Taekwondo Federation, told EFE on Wednesday:
Camacho, who is also the head coach of the Dominican national team, explained that this time the medal options will be fewer.
“The San Salvador Games decided to go along with the Olympic Games, where four categories are contested in men and the same number in women in combat,” said the leader and coach.
Pomsai (figurative fighting) style will be added to the Taekwondo Games tournament, as well as team fighting with different weights.
“There are fewer options now, but we are convinced we can win six medals,” Camacho reiterated.
In the Dominican team, Olympic bronze medalist Louisito Bay, his brother and Pan American silver medalist in Lima 2019 Bernardo Bay, as well as Moises Hernandez, bronze medalist at the UK World Cup in 2019, silver at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Stand out.2015 and bronze in the Peru event, four years later.
Similarly, Kathryn Rodriguez won gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla and bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara.
Rodriguez became the first woman to represent the Dominican Republic in Taekwondo at the Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The Central American and Caribbean Games Taekwondo Championships will be held at the Volleyball Palace in the Dominican capital from July 4-7.
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