The Carchen cyclist Richard Carapaz is now part of the select club of best Ecuadorian athletes. “Locomotora de Carchi” slipped into the Olympus of the great national sportsmen who triumphed worldwide after lifting the Giro d’Italia trophy.
Beginning with the great tennis player Pancho Segura, who handed out a chair to the athletes of that time and urged as the best male tennis player between 1950 and 1952.
For his part, Sao Paulo in a city that knows very well Rolando Vera, who was the winner of the Marathon of San Silvestre between 1986 and 1989. The tennis returned to give a great referent: Andrés Gómez defeated André Agassi 6-3 2-6 6-4 6-4 in 1990 and raised the only Roland Garros of the Ecuadorians.
Six years later, the “tricolor” was filled with glory again when a young Cuenca called Jefferson Pérez appeared to hang the gold medal in the Olympic March in Athens.
Soccer is also part of our history. Liga de Quito was champion of Copa Libertadores, South America and Recopa. Ecuador U20 won a Pan-American Championship in 2007 and in 2019 we were champions of South America.
Antonio Valencia, captain and man highlighted by the right wing of Manchester United was champion of the Europa League.
Neisi Dajomes, a promise from our country, has been two times champion of the Junior World Weight Championships and Glenda Morejón reached the Gold Medal at the U-18 World Athletics Championships. (I)