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Venezuela nails 65 Rio Olympic berths

Source: Xinhua   2016-04-26 10:44:56

CARACAS, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Venezuela have secured 65 Rio Olympic Games spots after wrestler Pedro Ceballos won at the World Olympic Qualifier held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Ceballos clinched the Rio ticket after beating Ukranian Lyubomir Sgaliuk 12-4 in men's 86kg freestyle semifinals.

Female wrestler Maria Acosta also got a ticket in Ulaanbaatar after defeating Belarus' Yauheniya Andreichykava 6-0 in the semifinals.

Some of the most outstanding Venezuelan athletes will be part of the delegation including cyclists Angie Gonzalez, Hersony Canelon, Angel Pulgar and Cesar Marcano, who got their tickets at Cycling Track World Championship held in London.

Also, racewalker Richar Vargas, marathonist Yolimar Pineda and long distance runner Luis Orta are also Rio bound together with swimmers Andreina Pinto, Cristian Quintero, Carlos Claverie and Albert Subirats and divers Robert Paez and Jesus Liranzo.

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Venezuela nails 65 Rio Olympic berths

Source: Xinhua 2016-04-26 10:44:56
[Editor: huaxia]

CARACAS, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Venezuela have secured 65 Rio Olympic Games spots after wrestler Pedro Ceballos won at the World Olympic Qualifier held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Ceballos clinched the Rio ticket after beating Ukranian Lyubomir Sgaliuk 12-4 in men's 86kg freestyle semifinals.

Female wrestler Maria Acosta also got a ticket in Ulaanbaatar after defeating Belarus' Yauheniya Andreichykava 6-0 in the semifinals.

Some of the most outstanding Venezuelan athletes will be part of the delegation including cyclists Angie Gonzalez, Hersony Canelon, Angel Pulgar and Cesar Marcano, who got their tickets at Cycling Track World Championship held in London.

Also, racewalker Richar Vargas, marathonist Yolimar Pineda and long distance runner Luis Orta are also Rio bound together with swimmers Andreina Pinto, Cristian Quintero, Carlos Claverie and Albert Subirats and divers Robert Paez and Jesus Liranzo.

[Editor: huaxia]
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