Wheelchair Tennis: Francisco Cayulef Won Another Gold Medal for Chile

The local athlete triumphed in a closely contested three-set match against Canadian Robert Shaw at the Central Court at the Estadio Nacional.

Friday, November 24th, 2023.- Chile celebrates at the Parapan American Games. This is because, in the first match on Friday at the Central Court of the Centro Deportivo de Tenis, wheelchair tennis player Francisco Cayulef won the gold medal in the Quad Mixed Singles category.

The Chilean overcame a tough three-set battle against Canadian Robert Shaw, winning 6-3, 5-7, and 6-4 in two hours and 19 minutes of play.

Francisco Cayulef received significant support from the stands, and with his victory, he contributed the 14th gold medal to Team ParaChile, consolidating their position in the sixth spot on the Santiago 2023 medal tally.

Now, the 37-year-old Francisco Cayulef is gearing up to compete alongside his partner Diego Pérez in the Doubles Quad Mixed category against Brazilians Leandro Pena and Ymanitú Silva, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. this Saturday.

Written by Marcelo González; translated by Pía Barriga Ferry / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport
Photo by Dragomir Yankovic  / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport