Street to the 2012 London Olympics!
Do you know- Baseball is the nationwide sport within the Central American nation of Nicaragua. On the 1983 Pan American Video games in Caracas (Venezuela), the nationwide crew, backed by the Cuban Olympic Committee, received the silver medal, forward of America and the host nation. The silver medal was the second for the nation within the Pan American Video games; it was the primary look for Nicaragua within the finals. Within the subsequent 12 months, the nationwide crew realized its dream of competing within the Olympiad. On the Los Angeles Olympics, Nicaragua was the primary Central American nation to compete within the Video games. Two years previous to the 1984 Olympics, the lads’s baseball crew completed sixth place within the XIV Central American and Caribbean Video games, behind the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, and Venezuela.
Do you know- Because of its pro-Marxist coverage, the nation’s then-dictator Daniel Ortega Saavedra didn’t ship athletes -like Cuba, Ethiopia, Albania and North Korea– to the 1988 Summer season Olympics in South Korea, an anti-Communist nation in Asia.
Do you know- Costa Rica’s well-known swimmer Claudia Ballot -who was considered one of Latin America’s most distinguished athletes of the 20th century — was born on December 22, 1972, in Managua, Nicaragua. She was the primary Central American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal within the mid-1990s. Throughout Nicaragua’s 1978 struggle, she left to nation.
Do you know- The most well-liked sports activities are baseball, boxing, desk tennis, taekwondo, and weightlifting. Due to the nation’s poor sports activities infrastructure, Nicaragua –unlike Costa Rica and Panama– has by no means produced an Olympic gold medalist.
2007 Pan American Video games
Do you know- On the 2007 Pan American Video games Nicaragua reached 24th place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), profitable a complete of two bronze medals, outpacing Barbados, Bolivia, Paraguay, and the US Virgin Islands.
Do you know- This Spanish-speaking nation has in style sportswomen: Maria de Lourdes Ruiz (athletics), Katerine Valle (judo), Beatriz Obregon (bowling), Xiomara Larios (observe & discipline), Karla Moreno (weightlifting), and Maria Sacasa Cruz (biking).
Do you know- The nation’s former skilled boxer Alexis Arguello was named because the flag bearer of the Nicaraguan Workforce on the opening ceremony of the Video games of the 29th Olympiad within the Folks’s Republic of China. However, the Nationwide Olympic Committee despatched six athletes -athletics, taking pictures, swimming, and weightlifting– to the 2008 Summer season Video games. The nation’s finest athlete was Karla Moreno, who got here in 11th within the 48kg class within the Ladies’s Weightlifting Competitors.
Do you know- By the early 1980s, the ladies’s volleyball squad completed tenth place within the Central American and Caribbean Video games.