The young Ecuadorian, and favorite in her category, got her second gold medal in the open water test at the Bolivarian games of Santa Marta, Colombia. The first gold was in five thousand meters open and the second in ten thousand. In addition, she won a silver and 2 bronze medals. Read more about Samantha.
In the second test, with two hours, 21 minutes and 45 seconds, the native of Macas covered a distance of 10 thousand meters to top the Peruvian Alejandra Bramont and the Venezuelan Liliana Hernandez. Additionally, she won a silver medal in the individual combined 400 meters and 2 bronze medals in the 400 and 800 meters free respectively.
At 23, Samantha has achieved great triumphs. Nowadays she is world runner-up and has competed in several cities and countries placing Ecuador’s name at the top, among the best.
“I am proud of my country 🇪🇨 of its strength, beauty, of my people and their charisma .. We all carry the flag when we deliver the best in each of our tests, my happy face says it all .. How nice to be Ecuadorian !! ”
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In an interview with El Universo, Samantha says that her parents have always motivated and supported her since she was 4 years old. It started with triathlon in Macas, where the environment was suitable for swimming, cycling and athletics, but finally, her taste for water led her to focus on water sports.
Now, the Amazon will continue training up to almost 8 hours a day as she shares in a TED talk, to continue collecting victories and ensure her participation in the 2020 Olympic games. She always seeks to “represent Ecuador, my family, the team, and reaching sports excellence to give glory to God. ”
We invite you to follow Samantha Arévalo closely and to support the Ecuadorian elite athlete.
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