Paulino adds his second gold and Cuba and Chile snatch the third in the 4×100 relay

Paulino adds his second gold and Cuba and Chile snatch the third in the 4×100 relay
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3 November 2023
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In a marathon day of athletics with ten finals, the Dominican Marileidy Paulino won her second Pan American gold medal this Thursday by winning gold in the 200 meters, but her third, The one who also competed with his team, lost it to the Cuban and Chilean quartets in the 4×100 relay.

To the gold of the 200 meters, the world champion of the 400 m and double Olympic silver medalist, added to her personal account the gold of the 4×400 mixed relay.

The ‘Gazelle’ of Nizao showed that she can also reign in a test other than that of her specialty, by winning without problems in 22 seconds and 74 hundredths on the track of the National Stadium in the Chilean capital.

Paulino easily won with 22.74 over the Cuban Yunisleidy García, Pan-American champion of the 100 meters (23.33) and the Brazilian Ana Carolina De Jesus Azevedo (23.52).

The Mexican Cecilia Tamayo, trained by Carl Lewis, finished sixth (23.93).

At the National Stadium there was once again a party, to which this time a benevolent climate contributed.

The final of the 4×100 relay featured four champions. The Dominican Paulino, the Chilean Martina Weil, the Cuban Yunisleidy García and the Colombian Natalia Linares faced each other with their teams, all of whom had won gold.

Paulino in the 4×400 mixed relay and 200 m, Weil in the 400 m, García in the 100 m and Linares in the long jump.

The Cuban quartet, with García as leader, dominated the competition with 43.72, followed by some Chileans inspired by running in front of their audience that encouraged them with frenzy, like every time a local comes out to the track, to come in second place with 44.19 , ahead of the Dominicans led by Paulino who minutes before had run the 200 meters and who took the bronze with 44.32.

Madness in the stands with an ecstatic fan with their four ‘cougars’ on the court who broke the national record for the second time in the night and who defeated a strong Dominican team, none other than Marileidy Paulino.

Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and the United States, in that order, occupied the rest of the positions.

In the men’s 4×100 relay the gold went to Brazil, led by Renan Correa, with 38.68; Cuba was second with 39.26 and Argentina took bronze with 39.48.

During the day at the National Stadium there was an emotional moment when the Colombian Ximena Restrepo, bronze medalist in the 400 meters at the Barcelona ’92 Olympics, awarded the gold medal to her daughter Martina Weil, winner of the 400 m in the Pan Americans.

And also scares like the one that happened in the first round in which Argentine María Woodward was injured after crossing the finish line, who suffered a spectacular fall, after the Argentine team broke the national record with 44.72.

In the 200 meters, the Brazilian Renan Correa, South American under-23 champion, won with 20.37, in an event in which the 100 meters champion, the Dominican José González, won silver with 20.56 and Nadale Buntin (20.79) won. He hung the bronze for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The Venezuelan Joselyn Brea had no rival in the 5,000 meters and won the first athletics gold for her country in these events with a record of 16:04.12, and beat the American Taylor Werner (16:06.48) and the Canadian by a wide margin. Julie-anne Staehli (16:06.75).

Brea, a naturalized Spanish citizen, celebrated happily with a large Venezuelan flag behind her back. In this event, Mexican Laura Galván, defending champion, did not compete after winning silver on Monday in the 10,000 meters.

In the women’s pole vault, Venezuela made the news again when the silver went to Robeilys Peinado (4.55), who followed the American Bridget Williams, gold with 4.60. The bronze was awarded to the Cuban Aslin Quiala (4.40).

Cuba did a double in the women’s triple jump with Leyanis Pérez, gold with 14.75 and the silver from Liadagmis Povea (14.41), who had been bronze in the Lima 2019 edition. This time third place went to Thea Lafond ( 14,25), from Dominica.

The heptaplon was dominated by the American Erin Marsh with a score of 5.882, the Puerto Rican Alysbeth Félix with 5.665 took the silver and the bronze went to the American Jordan Gray with 5.494.

In the 1,500 meters final, Canada went 1-2 with Charles Philibert-Thiboutot with 3:39.74 and Robert Heppenstal with 3:39.76. The bronze went to the American Casey Comber with 3:39.90.

In the women’s shot put, Canadian Sarah Mitton won with 19.19 meters before Dominican Rosa Ramírez, second with 17.99, and American Adelaide Aquilla with 17.73.

This Friday the finals of the men’s triple jump, women’s javelin throw, men’s shot put, men’s high jump, women’s and men’s 400 meters hurdles, women’s 1,500 meters and the men’s 10,000 meters will be held.

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