The Venezuelan men's handball team won the silver medal at the Valledupar 2022 Bolivarian Games after beating Peru in the last game of the competition.
The red wine of the discipline defeated the Incas with a short result of 39-35.
Chile's 38-22 victory against Colombia in the last game of the day generated a triple tie that ended up favoring Venezuela.
«They were some difficult games but we always overcome the obstacles and we have the medal. The most important thing is that we have a new litter of kids and we are happy for them because we are moving forward in this sport," said team captain Juan Villalobos.
He also commented that the "key was perseverance, dedication and the grain of sand that each one contributed" were determining factors when playing as a team.
The president of the Venezuelan Handball Federation, Ghassan Mamo, was very happy with the "gallery" of his players.
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«I am very happy and happy, it could not be less the euphoria of my boys, of my warriors and champions by nature. (They) came here to give their all despite the difficulties, they gave 150% of their capacity and here we have a silver medal that tastes like gold for the gallantry of these boys throughout the tournament," he concluded. .
The Venezuelans finished the tournament with a record of two wins and two losses, after falling against the Dominican Republic on the first date 35-34.
In their next game they beat Colombia 37-33. They fell in their third duel 36-16 against the undefeated and gold medalists, Chile; and ended with the decisive victory over Peru 38-35.