PERU CLAIMS THE GOLD IN PARA TAEKWONDO
Angélica Espinoza lands the gold medal after beating Mexican Claudia Romero at the Callao Sports Center.
This afternoon, with the support of all spectators, Peruvian Angélica Espinoza claimed the gold medal in Lima 2019 women’s Para taekwondo.
Espinoza fiercely fought for each point, beating her rival Claudia Romero from Mexico.
Each point scored by the Peruvian Para athlete was celebrated by the whole coliseum, who screamed: “Peru, Peru, Peru!” and “Cómo no te voy a querer si eres mi Perú querido, mi país bendito que me vio nacer.” (“How couldn't I love you, if you are my lovely Peru, my blessed country where I was born.”)
During the fight, spectators spelled the Peruvian athlete’s name: Angelica. Every time she scored, fans raised the letters and cheered loud for her.
At the end, Espinoza bursts with joy carrying the Peruvian flag and thanks all fans who supported her.
This event was attended by the President of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee Carlos Neuhaus, who enjoyed this Para taekwondo event.