Alexia Sotomayor made the name of our country very high. The national swimmer once again showed all her talent in the South American Youth Water Sports Peru Bicentennial 2021, after obtaining a new gold medal in the 50-meter backstroke test, by timing 29 seconds and 98 hundredths, during the competition developed in the modern Aquatic Center, managed by the Legacy Project.
In this way, the 15-year-old athlete closes her participation in the individual events of the international competition, adding her third gold medal, one day after hanging the silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle. Also winner of the gold medal in the 100 and 200 meters backstroke, Alexia Sotomayor will continue to increase her performance, with the slogan of getting on the podium at the next Junior Pan American Games in Cali 2021.
She belongs to the golden generation of swimmers in Peru, who dream of representing the country in an Olympics.
“I am happy to continue adding medals for my country. I believe that the enormous infrastructure that we now have will serve a lot for us, who seek to compete internationally.”, said Alexia Sotomayor, who competed at the age of 13 at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
The South American Water Sports will culminate this Saturday, November 13, after two weeks of tough competition, with the encouragement of the public in the stands, following the biosafety protocols established by the Ministry of Health (MINSA), thanks to the coordinated work between the Peruvian Sports Swimming Federation and the Legacy Project.
A total of 450 athletes from 13 countries competed from the Aquatic Center, which maintain their Pan-American conditions, due to the fact that they receive specialized maintenance with modern technology. During the weeks of competition, about 500 athletes stayed in the shelters managed by Legado, located in the VIDENA Athletic Stadium and in the Punta Rocas High Performance Center.
In this way, the maintenance of a bubble was guaranteed, in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legado’s efficient experience, as an infrastructure manager and organizer of world-class sporting events, will allow Peru to continue hosting major international competitions in the venues that were built for the Lima 2019 Games, which are still active for high performance.
The Pan American and Parapan American Games Legacy Project will continue to join efforts in an articulated manner with the different federations of the country, in order to promote high-performance sports, making available a first-rate infrastructure, as well as its extensive experience in management and organization.