Dominican sprinters Marilidi Paulino, silver medalist at the previous Olympic Games, and influential Fiordaliza Kofil, dominated their heat at the World Athletics Championships, calmly and without shock, securing their pass to the final in the 400m dash last night. Tricolor canvas on top.
For the first time at the World Championships, the Dominican Republic won three athletes vying for the gold medal. Alejandro Ogando will go for gold in the 200m dash today, Thursday, and Marilidi Paulino and Fiordaliza Cofil will do it tomorrow, Friday, at around 10:00 p.m.
Kofil, who ran in lane number five in the second heat, easily dominated his race, posting a time of 50:14.
Whereas Marilidi Paulino finished first in heat number three, with a time of 49:98, creating a well-planned race to fulfill her coaches’ objective.
In the 400 m dash in the semi-finals, Dominican Lidio Feliz was disqualified after finishing in seventh place. He had a great start in the first meter, but when he reached the first corner, he fell behind.
Ogando goes to sleep today
Dominican athlete Alexander Ogando qualified for the final at the Eugene World Championships last Tuesday night, winning the first semi-final of the 200m with a timer of 19.91, thus setting a new national record.
American Fred Carey, the champion of the 100 meters in that race, finished sixth with only 20.68, for which he was eliminated, and Jamaica’s Johann Blake did not appear.
Ogando, 22, will be gearing up for a second medal tonight in Eugene, after posting a gold on the first day as a member of the 4x400m mixed relay, which won the race with a time of 3-09.82, and received it a year earlier. did. Olympic silver medal in the same relay.
In the third series, his compatriot Yancarlos Martínez was dropped with a record of 20.21. Only the first two of each race and several more times reached the final. The men’s 200m final will be played at 10:50 pm at the end of the event on Thursday.
Ogando wants Dominican Republic to win a second medal at this World Cup today, Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Dominican time.