Bravos de Lara was titled in the National Paravolley Championship

Around 100 athletes shared and participated in the emotional and challenging event

After the consistent triumph of the Venezuelan delegation at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in which the participating athletes from different disciplines won seven medals, this time it was held at the “Gastón Portillo” Gymnasium of the National Sports Institute (IND) in Montalbán, from 23 to September 25, the “National Championship of Paravolley Clubs Caracas 2022”, organized by the Venezuelan Paralympic Committee. This championship had the participation of 8 clubs (Titanes, from Dtto. Capital; Cyclones, from Miranda; Azulejos, from Aragua; Aviadores, from Aragua; Fénix, from Lara; Bravos, from Lara; Llaneros, from Guárico; and Delfines, from Zulia).

The “Gastón Portillo” Gymnasium was the venue for this national championship
The “Gastón Portillo” Gymnasium was the venue for this national championship

 

Around 100 athletes from the Paralympic movement gathered with great dedication in the development of the championship, being classified in the semifinals the Fénix de Lara, Llaneros de Guárico, Aviadores de Aragua and Bravos de Lara teams. This is how the final results were reached, the Bravos de Lara team was titled Champion, and Aviadores de Aragua as Sub-Champion; Llaneros de Guárico ranked 3rd. place.

Professor Inés María Solórzano, president of the Venezuelan Paralympic Committee, and its vice president, William José Ruiz, took care of the details and guaranteed the success of the sports competition

 

The president of the Paralympic Committee accompanying the Sub-Champions, Aviadores de Aragua
The president of the Paralympic Committee accompanying the Sub-Champions, Aviadores de Aragua

 

The skills of Best Serve for Edwin Alvarado of the Fénix de Lara team, Best Receiver for Jean Acevedo of Aviadores de Aragua, Best Defender for Mizael Gómez of Llaneros de Guárico, Best Setter for Jose Farfán of Avidores de Aragua, Best Block for Cruz were awarded. Oropeza from Bravos de Lara, Best Attacker for Victor Pérez from Llaneros de Guárico, and Maikel Giménez from Fénix de Lara as Most Valuable Player.

Los Bravos de Lara, trophy in hand, before the victory celebration as undisputed champions
Los Bravos de Lara, trophy in hand, before the victory celebration as undisputed champions

Laudable shared effort

Maikel Giménez of the Fénix de Lara, the most valuable player of the tournament
Maikel Giménez of the Fénix de Lara, the most valuable player of the tournament

From the Venezuelan Paralympic Committee, the commendable shared effort was recorded, which meant different supports of great importance. “We want to give a special thanks to Prof. Yonathan Rojas who was in charge of coordinating all the statistical results. To the Venezuelan Volleyball Federation that provided us with the ‘Gastón Portillo’ Gymnasium facilities. To our collaborators and sponsors: Inversiones Goa, who kindly provided the players with hydration and snacks; Javier Ceballos who contributed the significant awarding of medals and trophies, as well as nutritional supplies; MasQueDigital and MasQueSeguridad, who supported all the logistics of the event; to Fundasitio that collaborated with the setting and sound, Fundación Machile Sport that participated in the statistics, with the girls collecting balls, animation, interviews, marketing and promotion of the event, to New Arrival, that supported the endowment of each one of the athletes. Also, to Prof. Eli Saul Chuecos, president of the Minor Volleyball League, to the Olympic beach volleyball athlete Jose “Tigrito” Gómez and to Prof. Junior Chourio, who accompanied us in the logistics and awarding of our athletes, to motivate them and encourage them to continue progressing in the development of this beautiful sports discipline”.

The Paravolley

Sitting volleyball, also known as adapted volleyball, Paralympic volleyball, Paravolley or Sitting Volley, is a sports discipline born in the Netherlands in the 1950s, when conventional volleyball was combined with a German game called Sitzbal.

Llaneros de Guárico after the conquest of the 3rd. Place
Llaneros de Guárico after the conquest of the 3rd. Place

Video coverage of the final

Here we leave the audiovisual piece for you to share, get excited and enjoy.

With information from El Sumario and Puro Vinotinto

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