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DT Awards: the best athletes who wore the white and red in style


Sports will always be a good reason to believe in a great year. 2022 begins and the DT Awards These eight athletes are recognized as the best of the year to come thanks to achievements that showed the national colors around the world.

Eleven specialized journalists voted for the best of the sports center and highlight Lucca Messinas, Alexandra Grande, Diego Elías, Ángelo Caro, Florencia Chiarella, Rosbil Guillén, Angélica Espinoza and the presence of Sofía Mulanovich as our great ambassador.

They will seek this 2022 to continue making homeland and we present them the tournaments in which they must be followed.

Best Male Athlete – Lucca Messinas – Surf

The national surfer became the first Hispanic American to qualify for the world surfing circuit (WSL), as Sofía Mulanovich did two decades ago. At Tokyo 2020, he achieved an Olympic diploma for fifth place achieved.

“From the age of six or seven, my dream was always to enter CT and achieving it is crazy. It is essential to show the new generations that dreams are achieved ”, he told us at the time.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
5 ° Tokyo 2020
Qualified for the World Tour
Billabong Pro Pipeline – Hawaii – 01/29 to 02/10
Hurley Pro Sunset Beach – Hawai – 11/02 al 23/02
Meo Portugal Pro – Portugal – 3/03 al 13/03
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – Australia – 10/04 al 20/04
Margaret River Pro – Australia – 24/04 al 4/05

Best Female Athlete – Alexandra Grande – Karate

The Peruvian karate fighter could not stand out in Tokyo 2020, but after overcoming the bad moment, she competed in the Karate World Cup where she reached the podium, which earned her qualification for the 2022 World Games

“After Tokyo 2020, it gave me sports depression and recovering again was not easy at all. What I tried to do is recover, be me again, focus. I began to enjoy and not pressure myself, “he said in an interview with El Comercio.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
7th in Tokyo 2020
3rd in Karate World Cup (qualified for World Games)
Serie A – Pamplona, ​​Spain – 01/28 to 30
Premier League – Fujairah, United Arab Emirates – 02/18 to 02/20
Premier League – Rabat, Morocco – 03-11-13
Serie A – Salzburg, Austria – 1 to 3/04
Premier League – Lisboa, Portugal – 15 al 17/04
Pan American Karate – Curacao – 05/26 to 05/28
Serie A – Cairo, Egypt – 06-10-12
World Games – Birmingham, United States – 8 and 9/07

Featured Athlete – Diego Elías – Squash

Last November, it moved to number 5 in the PSA ranking. He won the Qatar Classic, which is a platinum tournament, like a Grand Slam. And a silver tournament in Manchester.

“Diego is our main ambassador and this has motivated many children because they see him as an idol. His is a phenomenon, because it is not a popular sport and he has achieved many things ”, says Alejandro Ballón, president of the Peruvian Squash Federation.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
5th world ranking
1° Qatar Classic
The Sturbridge Capital – Bloomfield Hills, Estados Unidos – 26 al 30/01
Windi City Open – Chicago, United States 02/23 to 03/02
Channel Vas Championships – London, England – 03/6-11
Canary Wharf Classic – Londres, Inglaterra – 13 al 18/03
Allam British Open – Hull, Inglaterra – 28/03 al 3/04
World Games – Birmingham, United States – 8 and 9/07

Best Junior Male Athlete – Angelo Caro – Skate

The skater has made this discipline visible in Peru and has given the country great results. He is in the top 20 of the world rankings and at 22 years old, he has a great future ahead of him.

“I want to continue inspiring the skate community. Until very recently, this sport was not only not Olympic but it was frowned upon. How are you going to be a skater! They told me. Not now, ”he assured El Comercio.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
5 ° Tokyo 2020
16th world ranking
2nd Junior Pan American
Americas Cup – Florida, United States – 01/15 to 01/20
Rome International – Rome, Italy – 17 to 20/02

Best Junior Female Athlete – Florencia Chiarella – Sailing

In its third international competition in a radial laser boat, Florencia achieved the youth world radial laser title in Oman, the first championship of this category of the International Sailing Federation that Peru has achieved.

“The title encourages me to continue dreaming and fulfilling my goals and objectives, and to create more goals, more dreams for the future. It makes me think of stripping the qualification for the Paris Olympic Games ”, the sailor told us.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
1st World Junior Sailing – Radial Laser South American Championship – Punta del Este, Uruguay
Bolivarian Games – Tominé, Colombia –
World Youth Center – Houston, United States
Odesur Games – Asuncion, Paraguay –
European Championship – Hyeres, France

Best male para-athlete – Rosbil Guillén – Paratletics – 5000 meters

The national parathlete competed in two distances in Tokyo 2020 and in the 5,000 meters he came in fifth place, breaking the national record. With that position, he received a Paralympic diploma

“Rosbil is a very dedicated person to work. Always arrive early, comply with what is indicated and respect everything. It is a motivation for many and I hope that 2022 will go well with all of his projects, ”says Rio Ferdinand Cereceda, Rosbil’s guide in Tokyo.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
5th in Tokyo 2020 Grand Prix Sao Paulo – April
Paratletics World Cup – Kobe, Japan – August
Marathon to be defined

Best female para-athlete – Angélica Espinoza – Parataekwondo K44 -49kg

The parataekwondista arrived as the best in the world ranking and confirmed her favoritism. He won a Paralympic medal for Peru after 17 years (Athens 2004) and a gold medal since 2000.

“Being the first Paralympic taekwondo champion is spectacular. I hope that now there is more support and visibility in this sport. I want to continue winning medals ”, he assured after his medal.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
1st in Tokyo 2020
1st in world ranking
To define

Recognized trajectory – Sofía Mulanovich – Surf – open

Sofi returned to the Peruvian team with the Olympic goal and achieved it thanks to her 2019 world title. Already in Tokyo, she advanced a round and fought the number 1 Carissa Moore.

“I’m super happy to be here, I feel super good that my son says that his mother went to the Olympics. It is the first time that surfing is in the Olympics and for Peru it is the beginning of something gigantic ”, I told ourselves in Tokyo itself.

Achievements Main competencies 2022
Olympic in Tokyo 2020 Will compete on free dates, that she decides to go
Patrick Espejo – Daily Record Journalist
Margarita Rivera – Journalist El Poli
Erick Garay – Journalist El Poli
Óscar Castro – Daily Record Journalist
Luis Núñez – Daily Record Journalist
Erika Vásquez – Peru TV Journalist
Mafe Lovatón – TVC Star Media Journalist
Dajhana Prado – TVC Star Media Journalist
Mauricio Chumán – Sports journalist
Renzo Rodríguez – Journalist “Depor”
Christian Cruz – Journalist El Comercio




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