The Gold medal that Neisi Dajomes won at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021, this August 1, 2021, was a reflection of the effort and work during the last four years. In that period, the athlete hung 21 international medals.
After the seventh place achieved in the Rio 2016 Games, which meant her an Olympic diploma at 18, the Ecuadorian showed herself to the world as a weightlifter to be reckoned with. Position that improved with the start of the road to the Tokyo appointment.
With three junior world championships under her belt (2016-2017 and 2018), the weightlifter was strong as she entered the senior competitions. Born in Shell, Pastaza, Dajomes quickly became the generational replacement for successful athletes like Seledina Nieve and Alexandra Escobar.
“Alexandra Escobar is my idol,” acknowledged Dajomes, after winning the long-awaited Olympic medal. He shared the selection with the Emerald, from whom he said he learned about technique and love of discipline.
These are the medals that Dajomes achieved in the last four years:
2016 (Division 69 Kg.): Gold at IWF Junior World Championships, Tbilisi, Giorgia; gold in South American Championships, Caracas, Venezuela; gold in Test Event For Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
2017 (75 Kg Division): Silver at Iwf World Championships, California, USA; silver in Bolivarian Games Santa Marta, Colombia; gold in Pan-American Championships, Palmira, Colombia; gold at Iwf Junior World Championships, Tokyo, Japan; gold at Pan-American Junior Championships, Miami, USA.
2018 (Division 76 Kg.): Gold in II International Junior CSLP Cup, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; bronze at IWF World Championships, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan); gold at IWF Junior World Championships, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; gold in South American Championships, Cartagena, Colombia; gold in the XI South American Games in Cochabamba; gold at Pan-American Championships, Cartagena, Colombia (75 Kg.)
2019 (76 Kg Division): Bronze at IWF World Championships, Pattaya, Thailand; gold at Pan American Games, Lima, Peru; gold in Pan-American Championships, Lima, Peru.
2020 (76 Kg Division): Gold at Pan-American Championships, Ottawa, Canada.
2021 (Division 76 Kg.): Gold in Ibero-American Championships, Cali Colombia; gold at South American Championships, Cali, Colombia.