With the gold medal, their sixth in a row at the Central American and Caribbean Games, the Queens of the Caribbean, full of pride and with their duty done, arrived in the country this Sunday and now immediately point their direction towards the Pan American Cup to be held as of August 4 in Puerto Rico, where they will seek to revalidate their crown.
The statement was made by the captain of the national team, Niverka Marte, who thanked the Dominican people for all the follow-up they once again gave to the team’s participation, both in the Nations League and in the San Salvador Games.
He maintained that it is always good to play against Puerto Rico, a team for which they have a lot of respect, like all its players who give themselves body and soul in each set and matches. Milagros Cabral, the general director of the Project traveled with the team that arrived after 10:30 pm at Las Américas Airport.
“They are matches that generate a lot of passion, on both sides, and everyone goes out to do their job in the best way, always with respect, sports camaraderie and the brotherhood that sports provide”, declared Marte Frica, who was recognized as the best setter of the San Salvador Games.
“It was not easy at all having to travel from Korea to San Salvador where we were in the third week of the League of Nations to focus on the Games, but we did it,” said Marte.
He explained that the national team has a tight schedule, since after the Pan American Cup that they will play in Puerto Rico next month, then the Final Six will be played in Santo Domingo.
“As soon as the Final Six is over, we will pack our bags in September to go to the Olympic qualifier to be played in China and we will close the year at the Pan American Games in Chile in October where we will go to defend the champion crown that we achieved four years ago in Lima, Peru in 2019”, he stressed.
Niverka Marte affirmed that it was a collective effort where each of the athletes played their role and that is why the victory came in San Salvador.