The Caribbean country won two important medals in the French capital city. Alexander Ogando won first place in the 200-meter dash, and Marileidy Paulino reached the top of the podium as usual in the 400 meters. Both made the best marks of the season.

This Sunday, a new session of the traditional Diamond League meeting was held in Paris, the city that will welcome the Olympic Games in 18 days.

It is an opportunity to fine-tune the training so athletes arrive in their best possible shape for the Olympic event. Even when not everyone risks it or gives it their all, many athletes take this chance as the last stop to prepare for the world event.

In this spirit, the Dominican Republic athletes showed their pursuit of triumph and won in their corresponding events.

First, it was time for the world champion, Olympic medalist, and Ambassador of Team Panam Sports, who once again won the 400-meter dash, an event where she didn’t have many competitors. Her excellent time of 49.20 seconds, the best of the season, placed her as a favorite for the last training days in the Panam Sports Mulhouse Training Camp from next Sunday on.

In second place came Natalia Kaczmared, from Poland, with a 49.82-second mark, and Salwa Naser, from Brunei, with 49.82 seconds, was awarded third place and the bronze medal.

Another Dominican athlete who is on the rise is Alexander Ogando, who had no trouble taking first place in the 200-meter dash event with a time of 19,98 seconds, followed by Tarsis Orogot, from Uganda, with 20,19 seconds, and in third place came Ryan Zeze, with 20,46 seconds.

After the Olympic medal in the 4×400 Mixed Relay at Tokyo 2020, Ogando wants to win his first medal in an individual event at the Olympic Games.

Another athlete who stood out in Paris was Brazilian Alison Dos Santos, who dominated from start to finish in the 400-meter hurdles and took first place with a 47.78-second time, with a comfortable lead in the last 40 meters of the race.

In the Women’s Discus Throw event, the Ambassador of Team Panam Sports had no trouble winning first place in this new Diamond League session with a 68,07-meter throw. In second and third place came the athletes from the Netherlands, Jorinde van Kilnken and Alida van Daalen, with 67,23 meters and 65,78 meters, respectively.

In the Men’s Javelin event, Anderson Peters from Grenada got the silver medal with an 85,19-meter throw. The event winner was German Julian Weber, with an 85,81-meter throw.

The Paris meeting ends, broadcast live through Panam Sports Channel with commentary by Soledad Bacarreza. The next date will be in Monaco on July 12th.