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Sofia Hernandez wins bronze in pentathlon and secures ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Sofia Hernandez wins bronze in pentathlon and secures ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics

SBN DigitalOctober 23, 2023, 2:00 PM ETReading: 2 minutes.

The Guatemalan runner achieves a historic medal for the modern pentathlon and becomes the third seed for Paris 2024

Santiago de Chile — After three days of competing in various modern pentathlon events, the Guatemalan athlete Sofia Hernandez This Monday managed to get up to the podium and hang it up Bronze medal at the 2023 Pan American Games Santiagoin addition to getting your ticket to Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The 26-year-old athlete, who competed as part of the Independent Athletes Team (EAI) due to the current suspension of the Guatemalan Olympic Committee, achieved a total of 1,385 points in the competition. She stood out in the fencing where she took first place in first place and in the laser race with third place. In swimming, he ranked fifth, and in horse riding, he ranked sixteenth.

The gold medal went to Mexico’s Mayan Oliver, who scored 1,423 points, and Mexico also won the silver medal with Catherine Oliver, who scored 1,407 points.

Sofia Hernandez became the first Guatemalan woman to win a medal in women’s singles at the Pan American Games. The second is by obtaining it, as Jimena Dieguez previously achieved it with Charles Fernandez in the mixed relay in Lima 2019.

Sofia Hernandez, modern pentathlon player in GuatemalaNational Association of Modern Pentathlon

In this way, the second medal will be won for the Guatemalan delegation at Santiago 2023, so they currently have: a silver (Maria Alejandra Higueros) and a bronze (Sofía Hernández) in the first four days of competition at the Pan American Games.

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With his position on the podium, Sofia Hernandez He also qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, so he joins José Barrondo (walking) and Luis Grijalva (athletics) as Guatemalan athletes with a guaranteed ticket to next year’s most important event.

In addition to third place, the team of independent athletes included Paola Valencia, who ranked sixth with 1,343 points, and Sofia Cabrera, who ranked 13th with 1,070 points.

Guatemalan modern pentathlon medalists in the history of the Pan American Games are: Andre Jorge (Guadalajara 2011), Charles Fernandez (Toronto 2015 and Lima 2019), Charles Fernandez and Jimena Diguez (Lima 2019), and Sofia Herandez (Santiago 2023).