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Results: Dominicans in the Olympics

Beatriz Piron was just one kilogram short of winning a medal in the 48kg in women’s weightlifting during the opening weekend of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. She lifted 187 kilos in her event to place fourth in her category. Gold went to Sopita Tanasan of Thailand with 200 kg, silver to Sri Wahyuni Agustiani of Indonesia and bronze to Japanese Hiromi Miyake with 188 kg.
In the men’s weightlifting, Luis Alberto Garcia Brito led the men’s 56kg at the conclusion of group B with 263 kg, but ended in 8th place in his category.
In judo, Wander Mateo turned in a good performance for the Dominican Republic in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 7th in the 66kg competition. Mateo had defeated Rodrik Kuku of Congo and Sergiu Olenic from Portugal to reach the quarterfinals.
In other results of the first days of competition, in archery, Yessica Camilo ranked 64th of 64. In road race cycling Diego Milan did not finish the race. In tennis, Victor Estrella, ranked 87th in the world, competing in men’s singles lost to Fabio Fognini of Italy, ranked 41st.
In shooting men’s trap, Eduardo Lorenzo (68 16) ranked 15 of 30 participants.

Yudelkis Contreras placed sixth in the 58kg weightlifting during her third Olympic Games. She lifted 217 kilos. She also competed in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Her colleague in the weightlifting Rio 2016 events, Luis Alberto Garcia Brito placed eighth in the world in the 56 kg category.

On Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 18-year old Jhonny Jose Perez, representing the Dominican Republic in men’s swimming, achieved a time of 51.50 seconds, a national record, in the first heat in the 100m freestyle at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Nevertheless, he finished 57th of 59 competitors. The highest qualifying athlete clocked in at 47.90.

On Wednesday, 10 August 2016, Yvonne Losos placed 29 of 29 who competed the event and scored 61.300 points but these were not enough for her to move to the second round of competitions. It was the first time Dominican Republic competed in the equestrian dressage individual event in the Olympics.

Judges gave the bout of bantam boxer Hector Luis Garcia in the 56 kg division lost to Dimitri Asanau 2-1.
Yessica Camilo in archery was not able to advance in her competition. She ranked 64 of 64 in women’s individual with a score of 525.

There are no competitions for Dominicans on the 11 August Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games schedule.

Other Dominican athletes due to compete are:
12 August:
Athletics. Luguelin Santos (400 meters)
Swimming Dorian McMenemy (50 m freestyle)
13 August:
Athletics. Yancarlos Martinez
13 August:
Boxing. Leonel de los Santos (52kg)
14 August:
Boxing. Hector Luis Garcia (56 kg)
Athletics. Ana Tima (triple jump)
15 August:
Athletics. Mariely Sanchez (200 meters)
Athletics. Jaunder Santos (400 meters hurdles)
16 August:
Athletics. Stanly del Carmen (200 meters)
Athletics. Yancarlos Martinez.
17 August:
Taekwondo. Luisito Pie (58 kg)
18 August:
Track and field. 4 x 100.
19 August:
Katherine Rodriguez (67kg)
Judo: Moises Hernandez (80 kg)
Track and field 4 x 400.
Athletics. Mayobanex D’Oleo (Men’s 4 x 100 relay)
Shooting: Eduardo Jose Lorenzo (Shooting Trap Men)
Athletics: Luis Enrique Charles (Men’s 4 x 400 relay)

Source: DR1, Lisitndiario
Aug 9, 2016

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