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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Ecuador Dominates Open Water In 7th Bolivar Games
In the 10 km event, Ecuador's Samantha Arevalo (shown on left) took the gold medal in 2:08:33 in a close victory over Venezuela's Vicenia Navarro who finished in 2:08:35 and Paola Perez in 2:09:10.
Samantha Arevalo was a busy athlete during the pool and open water swimming competition at the XVII Juegos Bolivarianos as she also won the 5 km race, the 800m freestyle and 3 relays as well as 3 silver medals in the 200m IM, 400m IM and the 1500m over a 7-day period.
Among the men, Ecuador's Ivan Enderica won his second gold medal in 1:57:51 over Venezuela's Johndry Segovia in 1:58:31 and Ecuador's Santiago Enderica in 1:58:47. The 22-year-old Olympian earned his first gold in the 5 km race two days earlier.
With athletes from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Chile, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Paraguay and El Salvador competing, it was a tough event with several athletes pulling out for various reasons.
Women's 10 km Results:
1. Samantha Michelle Arevalo Salinas (ECU) 2:08:33.00
2. Vicenia Malissabeth Navarro (VEN) 2:08:35.00
3. Paola Valentina Perez Sierra (VEN) 2:09:10.00
4. Mahina Nicole Valdivia Dannenberg 2:14:28.00
5. Jacqueline Scarlet Pinillos Delgado 2:20:00.00
DNF Patricia Mariana Quevedo San Martín
DNF Eliana Disla
DNF Nataly Caldas
DNF Cindy Carolina Toscano Merida
DNF Micaela Estefania Muñoz Vargas
Men's 10 km Results
1. Ivan Alejandro Enderica Ochoa (ECU) 1:57:51
2. Johndry Jose Segovia Ramos (VEN) 1:58:31
3. Santiago Paul Enderica Salgado (ECU) 1:58:47
4. Walter Rodrigo Caballero Quilla 2:13:13
5. Jair José Julca Zevallos 2:13:15
6. Kevin David Vasquez Davila 2:13:42.91
DNF Sergio Rodrigo Villarroel Zapata
DNF Cristian Alejandro Zapata Pavez
DNF Erwin Leon Maldonado Saavedra
Women's 5 km Results:
1. Samantha Michelle Arevalo Salinas (ECU) 1:01:15.00
2. Paola Valentina Perez Sierra (VEN) 1:01:18.00
3. Elzen Florencia Melo Ojeda 1:01:31.00
4. Nataly Caldas 1:02:06.00
5. Mahina Nicole Valdivia Dannenberg 1:05:34.21
6. Cindy Carolina Toscano Merida 1:05:34.82
7. Valeria Pamela Donayre Cabrera 1:07:12.00
8. Patricia Mariana Quevedo San Martín 1:07:19.00
Men's 5 km Results:
1. Ivan Alejandro Enderica Ochoa (ECU) 55:45.99
2. Erwin Leon Maldonado Saavedra 55:57.35
3. Luis Fernando BolaÑos Zuluoada 57:53.95
4. Giovanni Gutiérrez Lozano 59:59.10
5. Jean Pierre Monteagudo Aragón 59:59.96
6. Kevin David Vasquez Davila 1:00:03.00
7. Walter Rodrigo Caballero Quilla 1:02:28.00
8. Cristian Alejandro Zapata Pavez 1:02:40.00
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