Gold Medal for Piedra and Chalá in South American Games
Posted On 14 Mar 2014
Byron Piedra gave the ninth gold medal for Ecuador, yesterday at the South American Games in Chile.
The athlete from Cuenca won the 10,000-meter dash with a time of 28:48:31. “It’s a big motivation for having defeated top athletes and to give this joy to my country,” he said.
About the development of the race, Piedra recognized that Santos was a difficult opponent. “We know each other because we have faced at the Pedestrian San Silvestre race in Brazil.
Meanwhile, Diana Chalá, national judoka, won the gold in the 78 kilos. She beat the Venezuelan, Yéssica Rojas, in the final.
“I am pleased to have collaborated with one more medal for my Ecuador, which leaves a good flavor for the achievement obtained,” said Chalá.