One of the most dynamic and fastest-paced sports in the world is approaching. Pan American Games in Santiago, 2023 The men’s and women’s 7-a-side rugby tournaments will be held in just two days, where teams will play five matches in search of a medal.
‘Los Pumas’ from Argentina are good candidates for gold in the men’s 7-a-side rugby category. The Albanian team that won Olympic bronze in Tokyo 2020 wanted to reissue the title he had achieved at the 2019 Pan American Games.
The Argentine team arrived in Santiago under the wing of one of its great stars, Marcos Moneta, who is one of the two flag bearers of the Argentine delegation at the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 Pan American Games.
It’s not about change. Rodrigo Isgro was awarded as the best 7-a-side rugby player in the world in 2023 due to his recent participation with Los Pumas in the traditional Rugby World Cup in France in 2023.
The Argentine team, which finished in fifth place at the 2022 World Cup in Cape Town, has experienced players and strength that until now has not been challenged at the South American level: it has won the gold medal in the region in 11 editions of the South American 7-a-side Rugby Championship.
His two main opponents in search of Pan American gold are Canada and deer. In fact, those two North American teams with Argentina are the only three countries that have made it to the podium in the three editions of the Pan American Games that Rugby 7 has now done.
In the women’s tournament, Canada and the United States are heavy favorites to compete for gold. Canadians have so far won the two Pan American tournaments where the women’s modality of the sport has been played, with the Americans as silver medalists on both occasions.
Among the contenders to break that dominance, Brazil, the champion of the American Olympic qualifier, and Colombia are standing.