Biobio will be the basis of Team Chile Canoeing in Santiago 2023, Six regional paddlers have already assured their presence at the next Pan American Games and will be practically local in the waters of Laguna Grande in San Pedro de la Paz. This, following athletes’ participation in the last Pan American, disputed specialty in Canada.
is about Julian Cartes and Paula Gomez (members of the Chilean Promise Program of San Pedro de la Paz); Daniela Castillo (member of the Promesas Chile de Laza); Miguel Valencia (technician of the Laja Chile Promise Program), Genaret Valenzuela (Santa Juana athlete), and María Jose Malliard of the Laja Canoe Club.
So far, the above experts have confirmed their participation in the continental competition, becoming the majority of Team Chile for the event.
always stand out
Gualberto Mesa, coach of the national team competing in Canada and the Promesse Chilean Polo in San Pedro de la Paz, highlighted the high regional calls for Santiago 2023.
“So far, the region has practically half of the national team that will be part of the Pan American Games in San Pedro de la Paz. Despite the fact that, with the exception of María José Malliard, in the Pan American Championships in Canada We didn’t have a podium, because of the many logistical problems that prevented our athletes from performing normally, they all qualified for the competition. And we can add at least one more next year,” he said in the coming months. Said in reference to the option of applying for wild cards for some of BioBio’s athletes.
For his part, the sports ceremonial, Andrea Saldana, stated that “it would be a luxury for the community in general to see our national and above all, regional athletes in action, which disputes Pan American at Laguna Grande.” That’s why we are making inter-regional efforts with the municipality, the organization of the Pan American Games and all the entities involved in this mega event, to make it a true sports festival.