Pagina Siete reports:
The paceña walker won the title in 10,000 meters
Stefany Coronado bathes Bolivia with gold at the Pan-American
The La Paz walker Stefany Coronado got the gold medal yesterday for Bolivia, in the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships that was held in Edmonton (Canada).
The athlete took the title running the 10,000 meters with a time of 47 minutes, 5 seconds and 11 hundredths.
Coronado managed to get the gold medal after achieving the first place in the mode of running and retained the title of the category obtained in the Pan American Cup that was held in Arica (Chile).
In the second place in the competition was the Ecuadorian Johana Karla Jaramillo, with 47’470”61/100. While in third place Colombia Daniela Fernanda Pastrana started with 48’57”09/100.
According to the Bolivia Athletic Federation (FAB), the national walker set a new championship record with a mark of 47’05”11 and displaced the Colombian Lorena Arenas (48’15”78/100) who had set the mark in 2011.
The national athlete won this year’s Challenger of Chihuahua in her category.
[above pictures are some of Stefany’s from the web]
The athlete is Pan-American champion on 10 kilometers, a title she won in Arica, in May; also she won the gold medal of the International Circuit Walk in Chihuahua (Mexico) in March 2015.
Among her triumphs also stands the eighth place at the World Junior Championship of Eugene, 2014; besides being the holder of the national race walking record in 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Last year, she led the youthful South American ranking in her specialty.
Stefany Mildred Coronado Gemio was born on September 26, 1996, in La Paz. She has been for 13 years in the athletics track. Her coach is the renowned Martha Marin, from Spikes club.
Coronado is one of the best athletes in Bolivia and for now the maximum sport exponent of La Paz. Last year she lit the cauldron at the Plurinational Sport Games.
Kudos for Stefany and welcome to The Hall of Bolivian Fame!