Jean Pizarro gave Puerto Rico one other gold medal

San Salvador. Puerto Rican goalkeeper Jean Pizarro gained the gold medal within the mixed particular person occasion on the San Salvador 2023 Video games this Friday.

It was Puerto Rico’s twenty-first gold medal on the Video games, another than Barranquilla achieved in 2018.

“It’s #21, like Clemente, and I’m very completely satisfied that it put me down in historical past,” Pizarro stated.

The ultimate passed off within the afternoon with little wind, in distinction to the morning, and Pizarro gained 148-144 in opposition to Colombian Jagdeep Singh Mejia, opening the match with three good rounds and holding the heartbeat within the final two. A spherical of arrows, when he was already wanting carefully on the gold in his thoughts.

“In the course of the sport, with the benefit we had (60-56) I needed to deal with the correct factor. I couldn’t quit. However on the finish my chest began shaking as a result of I had already visualized the gold medal and I had numerous strain,” Pizarro described.

Pizarro superior to the finals with a 146-145 win over Mexico’s Miguel Becerra within the morning and with out the wind. They had been tied 117-117 heading into the fifth and ultimate spherical of arrows. In that decisive spherical, Pizarro’s first two arrows had been 10’s and Becerra’s two arrows had been 9’s. The Puerto Rican sealed the move with a 9 on his final arrow.

Jean Pizarro sealed the semi-final within the fifth and ultimate spherical. (Carlos Rivera Giusti)

Now he’ll hear La Ponrigena for the primary time within the Central American and Caribbean video games. He’ll hear it within the presence of his girlfriend, Colombian archer Sarah Lopez, his mom, Puerto Rico’s consultant Maria Latorre, and his athletes, who’re right here as a result of Pizarro is president. Puerto Rican Federation Archery.

It’s a particular award for a sportsman-leader.

“Since Mayaguez 2010, I’ve caught many songs, which didn’t occur to me in different Central American Video games (Veracruz 2015 and Barranquilla 2018). I’ve labored arduous for this. We needed to go to the World Cup levels to get this. I’m very completely satisfied,” he stated.

Alternatively, Ramirez fell 146-143 within the bronze medal match in opposition to Sara Lopez of Colombia.

Ramirez tied the third spherical of the Arrows 87-87 with Dafne Quintero within the semifinals. A fourth distinction. The Puerto Rican shot 8, 9, and 10 to guide the fifth and ultimate spherical with a 117-115 drawback. That’s the sting the Colombian wants.

And Pizarro-Ramirez misplaced in combined doubles in competitions After tying the sport 155-155, an arrow in opposition to El Salvador for the bronze medal.