The athletes of the Huila Karate League, Luis Ricardo Riveros and Juan Cristóbal Solís, were summoned to the Colombian team to participate in the XI Central American and Caribbean Junior Championship. According to Daniel Gasca, president of the league, they are looking for resources so that these athletes can compete in Mexico.
John Sebastian Salazar
Last weekend, the Huila Karate League had an outstanding participation in the First National Interleague and Interclub Championship that took place in the city of San Andrés. Around 450 athletes from 22 leagues from all over the country participated in this contest.
In total, there were three medals that the Huila athletes achieved. On the one hand, Juan Cristóbal Mosquera Solís won the gold medal in the Kumite Cadet -57 Kg modality, while Luis Ricardo Riveros won silver and bronze in the Kumite Cadet -52 Kg and advanced Kata Cadet modalities.
These results allowed these two athletes to be called to the Colombian karate team. “Thanks to the participation that we did the previous weekend in the First National Interleague and Interclub Championship, organized by the Colombian Karate Federation, which took place in San Andrés, we were able to obtain, apart from the podiums, a call for the selection classification. Colombia in two different categories”, said Daniel Gasca, president of the Huila Karate League.
“The two boys selected were Luis Ricardo Riveros and Juan Cristóbal Solís. Each one is summoned to the Colombian team and will participate in a different category, both are summoned for the Kumite modality, which is individual combat ”, complemented the president.
On the other hand, Daniel Gasca pointed out that at this moment they are working to obtain the resources so that the athletes can travel to Mexico City to participate in the XI Central American and Caribbean Junior Championship, scheduled from February 26 to March 5 of this year, in the State of Morelos, Mexico.
“Right now we are looking for the tools and resources to help these two boys travel to the XI Central American and Caribbean Junior Championship that will take place practically in 15, 20 days in Mexico, for which they are summoned and in theory they should participate as members of the Colombian team ”, Gasca said.
“For us it is very gratifying to have the opportunity to have two other boys apart from those who already had the opportunity to be called up in the Colombian national team. For us it is a huge source of pride because it shows that despite all the difficulties, we are doing things right, and well, we are working on this task so that these two athletes can fulfill their dream of wearing the colors of the Colombian national team.” the president of the Huila Karate League finished.