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Peru: President congratulates athletes over triumphs at Bolivarian Games

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

18:04 | Lima, Jul. 5.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Tuesday congratulated Peruvian athletes Gladys Tejeda, Luz Rojas, and Ferdinand Cereceda for their victories at the Valledupar 2022 Bolivarian Games.

The Head of State pointed out that these triumphs fill us all in Peru with pride.

"I reiterate my recognition of the work and effort of the athletes who have exceeded 130 medals in various sports disciplines (…)," Mr. Castillo expressed on his official Twitter account.

Earlier today, Gladys Tejeda won a gold medal in half marathon at the 2022 Bolivarian Games —with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, and 13 seconds. Thanks to this victory, the Andean athlete revalidated the Bolivarian gold prizes claimed in Trujillo 2013 and Santa Marta 2017.

Also on Tuesday, the silver medal went to Peruvian Luz Mery Rojas —with a time of 1:15:22.

Meanwhile, Ferdinand Cereceda registered a time of 1:06:49 in men's half marathon. Thus, he won the silver prize.

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Published: 7/5/2022
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