Isabel de Tella gives Argentina fencing gold in Santiago 2023

Santiago (AFP) – Argentine Isabel de Tella won the gold medal in the women’s individual saber competition at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, today, Wednesday, after defeating Peru’s Maria Doig in the final.

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Di Tella (30 years old) won 15-9 over Doig in the final match, which was held on the main court of the Paralympic Sports Center at the National Stadium in Santiago.

“I can’t believe it. It’s a dream come true. I’ve worked a lot for this goal,” he told the press after winning Argentina’s fourth gold medal at the Pan American Games, joining Facundo Diaz in tennis, Kai Deitch and Eugenia de Armas. in water skiing as the gold medal winners for this country in this edition of the continental event.

Di Tella dedicated the victory to “all” who have accompanied her throughout her career: “to my coaches, my teammates, my friends, who are always with me through thick and thin.”

He had special words for his late psychiatrist, Juan José Grande.

He expressed, “I miss him very much and I hope he is here to enjoy this with me. I think he enjoyed the duel more than me.”

The new Pan American mathematics champion graduated from Harvard University in the US, and her performance improves on Lima 2019, when she won bronze.

Peruvian Doig, who returned to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 after his first participation in Beijing 2008, won the silver medal.

Chilean Analia Fernandez and Canadian Ruen Xiao won the bronze medal.

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Romero puts Venezuela on the podium

Venezuelan Eliecer Romero won the silver medal in the men’s individual saber, and the gold was won by American Andrew Dodo.

Romero fell 15-11 in the final to Dodo, who had eliminated in the quarterfinals the other Venezuelan fencer competing in the event, José Félix Quintero.

Isabel Di Tella’s brother, Pascual, competed in the event without being able to reach the podium. They left him in quarters.

Bronze went to Canadians Faris Arafa and Shaul Gordon.

Female single sword:

1. Isabel de Tella (Argentina)

2. Maria Doig (PER)

3. Analia Fernandez (Chile) – Bronze

Ruen Xiao (Canada) – Bronze

Men’s single sword:

1. Andrew Dodo (USA)

2. Elisir Romero (Finn)

3. Fares Arafa (Canadian)

Saul Gordon (CAN)

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