Para Taekwondo: Chilean Constanza Fuentes Advances to the Semifinal in -65kg

The athlete from the host country of the Parapan American Games defeated Colombian Yerly Martínez 13-11.

Friday, November 24th, 2023.- At the Centro de Deportes de Contacto, a new day of Para Taekwondo in Santiago 2023 is underway this Friday. 

In the female's -65kg category, Chilean Constanza Fuentes won a closely contested match, 13-11, against Colombian Yerly Martínez, thereby securing a spot in the semifinals of the Parapan American Games. 

"I'm very excited about the result. This is the result of teamwork with my coach and physical trainer, although we've been working together for a short time. We're doing very well. As a team from the host country, there are high expectations," said the triumphant athlete, filled with emotion. 

Written by Camila Silva and Marcelo González; translated by Vicente Valdivia / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport
Photo by Pablo Bigorra / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport