Cuban Rodolfo Falcon Jr. completed his outstanding performance by winning the gold medal in the 10K at the second stop of the 2023 Pan American Open Water Series held in Puerto Rico.
Falcon Jr. marked two hours and two minutes after leading the entire time despite a shoulder injury sustained in the five-kilometer race this Saturday. Despite this, he won the silver medal.
By about 10 seconds, they overtook their nearest rivals, Christian Bayon of Puerto Rico, Daniel Castillo of Mexico and Santiago Bello of Venezuela, who had no choice but to accelerate in the final meters in the fight for second place.
At the shortest distance, the winner was Bello, accompanied by Falcon Jr. and Castillo.
He proved to be the most outstanding Cuban and his very encouraging performance in the midst of preparations for the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, for which he had already received his open water ticket from last year.
The son of the 1996 Olympic backstroke champion in Atlanta, Rodolfo Falcon, conveyed to the JIT from a neighboring island his joy over the two medals, “especially since when you are away from your country, the warmth your people receive is highly valued.”
Organized by Panam Sports, tritons from Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Paraguay and Guatemala also took part in the event.
(Taken from Jeet)
Source: Juventud Rebelde