On the 12th of this month, the Army Lieutenant gave Ecuador the first gold medal in the Bolivarian games of 2017. Due to her profession, the previous Olympic cycle did not end. It is included in the High Performance Plan of the State.
What’s behind the medals? In the case of Army Lieutenant Diana Durango, in addition to the training, there is the love of her husband, her son, and her family. She lives for them; she dedicates everything she does to them.
Her husband Cristian Narea, first corporal of the Ecuadorian Army, lives constantly the moment he met her; It was 2009 and both coincided in a skydiving course. The moment of the first jump was impregnated forever
A C-130 Hercules aircraft raised them above 5,000 feet, they were thrown into the void. They did not hold hands, they did not say anything, they just looked at each other. A year later they got married and that look, so forceful, they have repeated over and over again in the last eight years.
“We got married on October 29, 2010, the National Day of Military Parachuting.” Since then the sorrows and joys feel as if they were in one body. He is happy for the medals that Diana has just won at the Bolivarian Games of 2017. The gold medal in 25 meters sports pistol, the silver medal in teams in the same modality and the silver team in 10 meters air pistol.
Diana says she was attached to the sport after passing an evaluation in which members of the cadet team were chosen. She practiced with rifle for almost a year, but was changed by gun after being asked in the cast.
In 2008, during a South American championship of cadets, he won an individual bronze medal and the team “tricolor” imposed a new South American record. She was convinced that he could be a star within this firmament. This year’s is her second Bolivarian incursion, in Trujillo 2013 she raised one gold and one silver medal on an individual scale, and two gold medals for teams.
Too bad that because of the promotion course, in the previous Olympic cycle, she could not go to the 2014 South American Games, which were qualifiers for the 2015 Pan American Games. She now focuses her enthusiasm on completing the process and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. in 2020.
“Can she? She can. Her greatest virtue is to be humble; she wins tournaments and never talks about them “, says Diana about her best friend: Lieutenant Gabriela Noriega.
Gaby agrees with Cristian in the reserved personality of her friend. For him, that is a quality, because she always thinks well before speaking, but for Gabriela it is a defect, because Diana would prefer silence before issuing a claim, when it would be fair to do so. They met in 2006 at the time they aspired to enter the Military High School. After discovering that they congenialized and spent together almost all the time. Although each one had their bed, for the eagerness to talk, they slept together, situation that brought them several punishments. (I)