The UASD monopolizes the highest honors in the weightlifting tournament

The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) grabbed the highest honors in the Weight Tournament corresponding to the competition program of the National University Sports Games organized by the Ministry of Sports, through the University Sports Department.

The contest, in which weightlifters from seven universities took part, was held in Parque del Este, in coordination with the Dominican Weightlifting Federation (Fedompesas).

To be crowned champions of the event, the UASD weightlifters totaled 31 medals, including 14 gold, seven silver and 10 bronze, dominating in the men’s category, with eight gold medals, five silver and the same amount of bronze, as well as in women, with six metals from first place, two from second and five from third place.

The second overall place was in the hands of the Organization and Method University (O&M), with 12 medals (four gold, six silver and two bronze). The O&M team achieved two separate second places in the men’s branch, with two gold medals and a pair of silver, while in the women’s category they obtained two gold, four silver and a pair of bronze.

The UNPHU, with two gold medals, a pair of silver and the same amount of bronze, was awarded the third overall step. The girls contributed two gold and two silver, while the boys won a pair of bronze.

The Universidad Central del Este (UCE) was in fourth place with eight medals (one gold, four silver and three bronze), while the Federico Henríquez y Carvajal University (UFHEC) finished in fifth place, with one gold and three silver metals.

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Roque García, director of University Sports and the National University Sports Commission, thanked the Minister of Sports, engineer Francisco Camacho, for his support so that the weightlifting tournament of the National University Sports Games was a great success.

The competitions were carried out in the snatch and clean and jerk modalities, awarding two medals in both specialties, and the first three places in each category were awarded.

The tournament awarded trophies to the three university teams that accumulated the best results.

The weightlifting championship was the second event carried out by the Department of University Sports of the Ministry of Sports as part of the competition program of the National University Games.

The first event, corresponding to archery, was won by the UASD team, followed by UNAPEC and UNPHU.

In the weightlifting tournament, which returns after his absence last year, athletes from the UASD, O&M, UNPHU, INTEC, ITLA, UTESA, UFHEC and UCE took part.

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