Santo Domingo– The Olympic sport of the Dominican Republic continues to be a “national brand” with the impressive victory of Marilady Paulino in the Diamond League, the Caribbean Queens in the Pan American Women’s Volleyball Cup, Hermosillo, Mexico, and the good performance of Fiordaliza Cofil and Alexander Ogando in Zurich.
At the Diamond League Finals held in Zurich, Switzerland, Paulino placed first in the Golden League.
The Dominican runner and Olympic medalist clocked 48.99 to become the queen of the event and set a new national record.
A native of the municipality of Don Gregorio, Province of Peravia, he was persistent in staying at the top. He has won all of the previous four Diamond League seasons held in the city Doha, Rabat, Lausanne and Morocco.
Like Coffill, he was Paulino’s accomplice. She came second in the women’s 400m final, clocking 49.93 seconds, and the quality of both athletes was maintained over time.
Paulino won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year and finished second in the 400m final with a time of 49.20 seconds.
beside you, Alexander Ogando finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 20.16 seconds. The race ended with the lead of American Noah Lyles with 19.52, followed by Canadian Aaron Brown with 20.14 seconds.
Another fact worth noting is the level of women’s volleyball in the Dominican Republic.
Recently, the women’s team won the gold medal Pan American Women’s Volleyball Cup, showing the hierarchy in that discipline within the region.
These results are a wonderful sign that the Dominican Republic’s Olympic sport continues to be a “national brand”.