Argentina became the first country of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) to win a medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as judoka Paula Pareto became Olympic champion in the 48 kg division last Saturday, the first official competition day.
The Argentine judoka won gold after defeating South Korean Bo-Kyeong Jeong. It is the second medal in her Olympic history.
The medal won by Argentina is the first gold medal for Latin America so far.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, presented the flag today to Olympic champion Rubén Limardo, who will lead the Venezuelan delegation that will compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras.- The Honduran Olympic Committee (COH) appointed for the second time speed race athlete Rolando Palacios as the Honduran delegation’s flag bearer in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, presented the flag today at the Official Residence of Los Pinos to the Mexican delegation that will attend the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and expressed his confidence that they will put the name of Mexico at a very high level.
Guatemalan race walker Erick Barrondo, Olympic silver medalist, will be the flag bearer of the Central American country’s delegation that will participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.