Canoeing and diving open the national calendar in Cali 2021

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Canoeing and diving will be the first sports to see action for Venezuela in the I Junior Pan American Games that will take place since November 23 in Cali and six sub-sites in New Granada.

Liver Muñoz (K1 1000m), Luis Novo (Canoa - C1 1000m), Rafael Cardoza and Jesús Venegas in the K2 1000m, will be the first four Venezuelan paddlers to sail the waters of Lake Calima this November 25 from 7 in the morning.

“We are nine athletes in total. We had a brief preparation of resources and many problems for the boats and adaptation to arrive… We hope that the results will be much better and well above the less preparation we had, ”said Leonardo Izarra, the team's head coach.

Lake Calima will bring together America's junior boating elite starting this Thursday with the first elimination series. The first five Venezuelan paddlers in competition will contest their respective A and B finals on Saturday 27.

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For its part, the mixed ornamental jumping team made up of Dhavgely Mendoza, Valentina Rojas, Jesús González, Juan Travieso and Aiwerson Castellanos will start its competitive route starting at 12 noon on November 25 at the Hernardo Botero O'byrne pools. From Cali.

González, South American multi-medalist and revelation for Venezuela in this specialty, has a FINA scholarship that has allowed him to train this year at the Technification Center of Kazan, Russia, which gives him the security to affirm that he arrives "in the best way to this event that I have waited for so long ”.

On Friday 26, González will see action on the 3 meter springboard, while Mendoza and Henyerli Toro will do the same on the 1 meter springboard.

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