The Dominican Republic will participate in the VI Central American and Caribbean School Games, to be held from the 23rd to the 30th of this month in Venezuela, the Ministry of Sports and Recreation (Miderec) informed this Monday.
Deputy Minister of School and University Sports, Juan Vila, who spoke on behalf of Minister Francisco Camacho, explained that the country will compete in nine disciplines in this important event.
“School sports represent the relay for high-performance athletes and this is why it is so important to participate in this great event, and we are hopeful that we will have a brilliant performance,” said Vila, after the meeting with journalists, held in the James Rodriguez hall of the Miderec.
The Dominican delegation will compete in judo, weightlifting, taekwondo, karate, athletics, table tennis, men’s volleyball, 3X3 basketball and chess.
Vila emphasized that, as on other occasions, the Dominican government is covering all expenses incurred by the delegation for its participation in the event.
“It has been a constant of President Abinader and Minister Camacho to provide the resources for our delegations, well in advance,” added the deputy minister.
On his side, Rafael Perez (Cuchito), director of School Sports of Miderec and who will be the head of mission of the delegation, said that the delegation will be composed of 92 athletes, nine delegates, 12 coaches, as well as medical personnel.
The delegation is scheduled to travel to Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday at 3:30 in the afternoon.
La Guaira and Miranda will be the sub-host cities. The selection of the athletes took place after an extensive process of eliminations throughout the country carried out with the corresponding federations.
“We had long days for a little more than three months in this process of eliminations, we coordinated it with the sports federations and we took the best possible talent to this event”, said Perez.
Athletes born between 2006 and 2008 will participate in the event, that is to say, they will compete between the ages of 15 and 17.
Elisa Santa, administrative coordinator, Raúl Bazili, technical coordinator, and Idalia Moreno, administrative assistant, were present at the event along with Vila and Pérez.