Brazil, Chile and Colombia: RX decided the outcome of the Pan-Americano
Today RX has been the last discipline of the Pan-American Champs and many countries with a lot of river experience competed through the strategic gates for the first time: it has been demanding but satisfying.
On the first day of the event the qualification phase on the Arenera rapid at Puente Miranda decided the RX matches. In the men category Brazil won the last knock-out against Colombia 1 who got the overall second place: 272 points for Diego Arenas Duarte, Sebastian Chacon, Walter Gomez, Andres Moreno and Sebastian Rojas Sarmiento.
The Brazilians Alan Annibal Schmidt, Thiago Saldana Serra, William Ferraz, Thiago Diniz Barne Ganeo and Pedro Aversa got the overall gold, thanks to the second place in slalom and downriver. They celebrated 282 points after a challenging afternoon defined by the last red gate.
Third place for Antonio Guzman, Carlos Lobo, Jean Carlo Castillo, Jean Carlos Andrades and Eduard Erazo: Venezuela with 242 total points won the final B against Colombia 2.
The slalom winners of women of Chile 2 got the first place in RX that was enough to gain the champions’ title: Maritza Gajardo, Antonia Bande, Maria Jesus Inzunza, Paloma Molina and Valentina Aliagowon 290 points and the overall women.
The teammates from Chile 1, who won the downriver, finished with a second place in RX that confirmed the silver overall with 260 points in total for the Slalom winners Yisseth Moralez, Marina Saez, Magdalena Muaoz, Marlene Epulef and Tabata Araya Soto.
Winners of final B are Costa Rica 1 with 243 points Estercita M. S., Marianela Castro Arguedes, Citya Escobar Valverde, Camila Segura Castro and Johanna Rojas are third, in the RX and overall.
Mix category’s gold will stay at home: the local Colombia 1 got the best overall score: William Delgado, Yeison Rojas, Luswing Millan, Milagros Del Valle Morales and Milyei Nuaez are the PanAmerican mix champs with 292 points.
Chile 2 (Arantxa Bahamondez, Javiera Alfaro, Teresa Calvo, Amaru Parini Lavanchy and Camilo Soto) got the second place in RX and the overpalle silver.
Finally Colombia 2 won against Argentina and earned a third place thanks to Mayerli Gambo, Lorena Barragãin, Edison Olaya, Jhon Narvaez and David Gamboa.
Now we are going to celebrate at the closing ceremony!