Dominicans in the Olympics
Silver medalist in the 400 meters in London 2012, 22-year old sprinter Luguelin Santos failed to qualify for the finals in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. He clocked in at 44.71 during the semi-finals, achieving his best time in a year when he has been affected by a series of injuries.
Swimmer Dorian McMenemy clocked in at 27.37 in the 50 meters freestyle, but failed to qualify for semi-finals.
On Saturday, 13 August in the boxing, Leonel de los Santos (52kg) lost 3-0 to Venezuela’s Joel Finol.
On Sunday, 14 August, also in boxing, Hector Luis Garcia (56 kg) lost 2-1 to Dzmitry Asanau of Belarus. In athletics, Ana Jose Tima, ranked 27th, qualified in Group B. (triple jump) but failed to qualify for the finals. In trap, Eduardo Jose Lorenzo finished 20th, not moving to the semi-finals.
Follow the Dominican athletes in the Rio Olympics as they compete:
Monday 15 August:
Athletics: Mariely Sanchez (200 meters) and Jaunder Santos (400 meters hurdles)
Tuesday 16 August:
Athletics: Stanly del Carmen and Yancarlos Martinez (200 meters).
Wednesday 17 August:
Taekwondo: Luisito Pie (58 kg)
Thursday 18 August:
Track and field: 4 x 100.
Friday 19 August:
Taekwondo: Katherine Rodriguez (67kg)
Judo: Moises Hernandez (80 kg)
Track and field 4 x 400.
Athletics. Mayobanex D’Oleo (Men’s 4 x 100 relay)
Athletics: Luis Enrique Charles (Men’s 4 x 400 relay)
Source: DR1, Hoy
Aug 15, 2016
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