Alejandro Cruz was among the athletes who ranked Cuban artistic gymnastics with San Salvador. Author: Roberto Morejon Rodriguez/JIT
The Colombian Ministry of Sports confirmed this Wednesday via its Twitter account the hosting of the Pan American Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Medellin, capital of the department of Antioquia, Colombia, from 26 to 28 May.
The most significant figures of the discipline on the continent will take part in the competition, which awards tickets for both the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2023 and the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile this year. Following this goal, more than 300 athletes from 24 countries.
As usual, the United States and Brazil, in addition to Mexico, are presented as the great powers of the region in this sport.
Names similar to the names of the Mexican Natalia Escalera, who started in the jumping modality in the last two editions of the Pan American Championships, as well as the names of Olympic champions Alexa Moreno and Daniel Corral; In addition to local residents Andres Felipe Martinez and Ginna Escobar, Brazilian Julia Soares, the gold medalist of the 2022 World Cup, as well as Argentines Santiago Mayol and Daniel Villafagnier, stand out among the athletes.
On the other hand, Colombian Hossimar Calvo and his compatriot Ángel Barajas or Brazilian two-time Olympic medalist Rebeca Andrade will have a notable absence.
Cuba, which already has its gymnasts in the specialty qualified for San Salvador 2023, should enter the tournament in search of quotas for the continent’s multi-sport event with full teams of each gender, according to what the sport’s national commissioner told Jit. Pedro Pablo Barrios.
Following the Pan American Tournament in Medellin, rhythmic gymnastics will take center stage in celebrations of the Regional Qualifying Tournament, which will take place June 5-11 in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the Greater Antilles will compete in individual and recruitment.
Three world championships are also expected this year, including the World Gymnaestrada, considered the largest non-competitive gymnastics event on the planet, which will take place this year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from July 30 to August 5.
Source: Juventud Rebelde