Despite the ravages of the pandemic, Venezuela continues to show that it is a land hungry for glory. So much so that a total of 36 medals (11 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze) was the harvest of its athletes during the first quarter of 2021.
Looking for the Olympic classification and also complying with the route to those who will be the first Junior Pan American Games (Cali 2021), there are many Venezuelans who have stood out.
Road cycling, FreeStyle BMX, track and field, fencing, swimming, diving, open water, wrestling, beach volleyball, and judo have all served to make Venezuelans proud.
The Olympic medalist Rubén Limardo was one of the main protagonists of the harvest when he won the gold medal in the Puchar Polski Cup on February 21.
Like the fighter Anthony Palencia who climbed to the top of the -67kg podium in the 23rd edition of the Petko Sirakov - Ivan Iliev international tournament, in Bulgaria, on March 28.
Likewise, the divers Jesús González and Óscar Ariza also stand out, who hung the silver medal in the South American championship of ornamental jumps, which was held last month in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
So far, Venezuela has 22 athletes qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, eight places for the Paralympics and 62 for the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games.