Argentina adds medals in the Paralympics: silver in swimming and bronze in athletics

Argentina continues to add medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games during these last days of the tournament and has already won three medals.

A) Yes, this Monday Pipo Charlemagne won the silver medal in swimming with a time of 1: 08.83, finishing second in the grand final of 100 meters backstroke S7.

Pipo was only 0.69 behind Ukrainian Andrii Trusov, who broke the world record with 1: 08.14.

This is the first Paralympic medal for Charlemagne and the first for the Argentine swimming team at these Games. For his part, Iñaki Basiloff was seventh with 1: 15.00 and Lucas Poggi, eighth with 1: 15.22. Both Argentines took a Paralympic diploma.


For its part, Yanina Martínez obtained the bronze medal during the weekend in athletics. The Rosario made a time of 30.96, her best mark of the season, and finished third in the grand final of the 200 meters T36. Thus, he added his first podium in Tokyo and the second of his career, after gold in the 100 meters of Rio 2016.

It was a race with many emotions. Yanina was third until the final stage, where she was overtaken by the German Nicole Nicoleitzik. But Nicoleitzik was disqualified and therefore Yanina went to third place.

Yanina had been fourth in the 200 meters of Rio 2016: in that race, she lost the bronze medal in the final centimeters. But now he had a big rematch.

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