The name of Francesco De la Cruz continues to go around the world. The Peruvian became the winner of the first edition of the Balloon World Cup on Thursday, a tournament organized by Ibai Llanos and Gerard Piqué and which was hosted by PortAventura World, in Tarragona, Spain.
The 18-year-old showed off in each presentation and consummated his victory by defeating (6-2) the German Jan Spieb. The success of the Peruvian was greeted by thousands of users on social networks. Even President Pedro Castillo joined and there was also a message from the International Olympic Committee.
“Up Peru”Was read in the publication of the organization’s Twitter account. The ‘tweet’ was complemented by some images of the coronation of De la Cruz, which won the appreciation of the famous streamer and content creator, Ibai.
The national representative faced the Bulgarian Tsvetan Mladenov, and beat him 6-4 to reach the round of 16. “I have seen the Peruvian very well, very agile. We’ll see if it can be one of the favorites “said Gerard Piqué when he saw the performance of Francesco De la Cruz. Then the young man pushed players from Mongolia, Argentina and Spain out of the way.
“It has been quite a difficult competition, because everyone who is here there is no one who has been bad, they are all good. The truth is that I did not expect to reach this position, but thank God I have achieved it”, Were the words of De la Cruz, when he became champion.
The Balloon World Cup or Balloon World Cup was an event that attracted the attention of many, which had the participation of 32 representatives from different countries and lasted only one day.