In the event, held in Bucaramanga, Colombia, the institution, based in Las Vegas de Táriba, participated with 16 athletes and won 13 gold and 5 silver medals.
By Homero Duarte Corona
The “Puños de Acero” School based in the Las Vegas sector of Táriba, Cárdenas municipality shone with its own light in the Continental Kickboxing Championship, held in Bucaramanga, Santander department, Colombia between November 19 and 20, 2022.
In the international fair, a great universe of 150 athletes was present in both branches, Child, Youth and Adult categories representing: Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia as the host country.
Doing a bit of history, Danny Gelvis, trainer and director of the sports entity located on Taribense soil, as well as vice president of the Tachirense Kickboxing Association and also vice president of the WKF of Venezuela, told Diario la Nación that his institution was founded 12 years ago. years: “we work in favor of sports from Monday to Friday from 4 in the afternoon to 9 at night, my mission is to train boys, girls and young people in mixed martial arts with great care, effort and perseverance, which has been rewarded with important victories in national and international events, always promoting the sport”.
Final numbers of the event
Gelvis highlighted the fact that his school took part with 16 athletes, 13 in the Children’s category and 3 in Adults, obtaining a harvest of 13 gold and 5 silver medals.
-Ronald Vargas, 14 years old, gold medal in the category kicklight.
-Ámbar Martínez, 12 years old, won a triple gold medal in the category kick lightin category low kick and Hands-Free Shapes.
-Adrián Caviche, 13 years old, gold medal in category kick light.
-Tomás Malavé, category 9 years, gold medal in category kicklight.
-Joaquín Niño, 13 years old, gold medal in category kick light.
-Valerie Jaimes, 10 years old, gold medal in category kicklight.
-Azdiel Contreras, 9 years old, gold medal in category kicklight.
-Eliecer Poveda, 7 years old, silver medal in the kick light category.
-Isabela Guerrero, 11 years old, silver medal in category Point Fighting.
-Juan David Contreras, 13 years old, gold medal in category kick light.
-Stefanía Guerrero, 7 years old, silver medal in category kick light.
-Reimon Durán, 21 years old, gold medal in the K1 category- 61 kg.
-Breyner Nietro, 24 years old, silver medal in the K1-65 kg category.
-Eliana Guerrero, 12 years old, silver medal in category kick light and silver medal in hands-free forms.