Tokyo Paralympics: Chile wins its first gold medal at Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Paralympics: Chile wins its first gold medal at Tokyo 2020

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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kicked off this Wednesday and began awarding gold medals to Latin America.

The first gold medal went to the Chilean swimmer Alberto Abarza in the 100 meters backstroke category S2 (this means a physical disability or cerebral palsy, being those of the S1 category the most affected and those of the S10 the least).

It is the second gold medal for Chile in the history of the Paralympic Games after Cristian Valenzuela won the 5,000 meters in athletics in London 2012.

In this same test the Brazilian Gabriel Geraldo dos Santos he got the silver medal.

Brazil was another Latin American country that achieved a gold medal.

Gabriel bandeira he was left with the victory in the final of the 100 meter butterfly swimming, category S14 (intellectually disabled).

The country also added a bronze medal in the 50 meters freestyle in the S10 category, for the physically handicapped or with cerebral palsy, which it achieved Phelipe Rodrigues.

Mexican with bronze

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Another Latin American country that reached the Paralympic podium was Mexico.

Fabiola Ramirez won the bronze medal after finishing third in the final of the 100 meters backstroke, classification S2.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games began this Wednesday and will end on September 5.

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