La Jornada – Velázquez and Benavides, Gold Medal in Pan American Artistic Swimming Competition
With no option for the technical swimming team to fight for the Olympic classification by not being able to train due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amaya Velázquez did not give up and returned to Guadalajara to await the opening of the facilities.
Patience was the best potion and he is now celebrating his gold medal with fellow countryman Joel Benavides, in mixed duet, at the UANA Pan American Championships in Aruba, and qualifying for his first Cali Valley. , Which will be held from November 25 to December 5 this year.
Velasquez and Benavides won first place with 692,098 points, followed by the Puerto Rican duo consisting of Nicole Torrence and Javier Roisanches with 64.9251 points.
The Mexican national team was not the only one to climb to the podium in the competition for the age groups 12, 13 and 15, as well as juniors, which was played at the Roly Bisslik Olympic pool in Savanita, which was attended by representatives of Cuba, Guatemala, the United States, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Chile And the host country.
They also added seven first places, six seconds and a third in various categories in singles, duos and the team led by Russian coach Olga Asiyeva.
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