Saturday, June 3, 2023

Eight medals from Mar del Plata at the 2023 National Championships

During three extensive days of sporting activity, the 103rd edition of the National Senior Athletics Championships was held at the “Hugo Mario La Nassa” athletic track CEF No. 3 in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos. It featured the best athletes from Argentina and where athletes from Mar del Plata won eight medals. The three of them shone, stuck to their favorite tests and hung up their respective gold medals.

As is often the case, the athletes from Mar del Plata who once again stood out were Diego Lacamoire, Florencia and Mariana Borelli who finished the competition with first place. In addition, there were other local people such as Nair Diens, Lautaro Vouloz, Ana Cattelan and those representing the city, Nicolás Yglesias and Abigail León Rodríguez who helped the Athletics Federation of the Buenos Aires Province to obtain a total of 29 medals. (six gold, twelve silver and eleven bronze) thus adding up to 317 points.

Thus, the Federation finished third in the medal table and second in the points table, dominated by the Metropolitan Athletic Federation with 41 medals (9–17–15) and 492 units.

The first gold medal for a man from Mar del Plata was on Friday when Diego Lacamoire took first place in the men’s 1500 meters. It was a very even contest with Santa Fe’s José Zabala, but the Mar del Plata man, who recently turned 25, gained distance as he entered the main straight and stopped the clocks at 3m45s47 followed by Zabala with 3m45s78 and Leandro Pérez from Tucumán with 3m46s66.

Once this test was over, it was the turn of the 1500 meters in the women’s branch, in which Mariana Borelli once again excelled. Leaving no doubt about her all-national prowess in the distance, she overtook her nearest pursuer, Angela Gomez, by more than six seconds, clocking 4m20s07 against Escort’s 4m26s27. Also in the same test, Mar del Plata’s youngster Juana Zuberbuhler, who was only 16 years old, finished seventh with a time of 4m43s01.

For Mariana Borelli this new victory meant her fifth national title over the distance, and also brought her twelve gold medals to her personal account at the national level, climbing to the top of the podium in the 800 m on seven occasions.

In turn, Florencia Borelli, one of the best Argentine athletes of the moment, did not want to be inferior to her sister and at the Senior National Championships she placed bets on the distance of 5000 metres, in which she holds the absolute Argentine record. The 30-year-old from Mar del Plata recorded a time of 15m 48s 74s to win her twelfth title at national level, the fourth of those over the distance, making her the most successful in the history of the Honor Trials, which she shares with. Cordovan Olympic Rosa Godoy. The remainder were one in the 1500m, three in the 10000m and four in the 3000m with hurdles.

Thus, the Borelli sisters matched the number of individual victories of two other great athletes that the country has had throughout its history, namely Ingeborg Pfuller and Jennifer Dahlgren.

On the other hand, jumper Nicolas Yglesias, born in Brazil but who is based in Mar del Plata and represents the city, won the silver medal at the national championships after clearing 4.40 meters in the pole vault. Olympic medalist German Chiaraviglio captured the test, overcoming the rod in 5.50 m and thus adding his sixteenth title in the specialty.

One of the other outstanding women from Mar del Plata was Nair Diens, who finished third in the 10,000 m with a time of 37 m 32 s 60, while Lautaro Voiloz continued his progress in the hammer throw and, on this occasion, 7,260 kg. Sent the implement to 63.18m. This not only earned him third place and the bronze medal, but also allowed him to improve upon his absolute provincial record of 62.53 m set the week before.

The other medal for athletes from Mar del Plata was in the women’s branch in the 4 × 100 relay when Ana Cattelan and Abigail León Rodríguez formed a team with Delfina Perogi from Azuleña and Constanza Raggio Domecic from Dólar and finished third with a time of 50s03. are.

In turn, 30-year-old Ana Cattelan finished sixth in the 100 and 200m, although it was not another test for the 200m from Mar del Plata as she completed it in 25s02 and this record became her personal best. which allows them to climb to eighth place in the all-time provincial rankings.

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