Posted 9 July, 2012 by MCD in News

The walker Erick Barrondo Won Silver Medal at London Olympics

The Ministry of Culture and Sports supports all human expressions, is why we are proud of the national talent and congratulate Erick Barrondo, Guatemalan athlete has named the country's very high earning the Silver Medal in March at London Olympics. Barrondo is an example to the youth for their achievement attained, his diligence and discipline, with which has managed to affirm the values ​​of sport, becoming pride for the nation.

Erick Barrondo Ganó Medalla de Plata en Olimpiadas de Londres

Erick Barrondo Won Silver Medal at London Olympics

Through the Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation is preparing a tribute to welcome the athletes participating in the London Olympics, as support and recognition for their performance. Erick Barrondo García was born it 14 June 1991 in the village Chiyuc, in San Cristobal Verapaz, municipality of Alta Verapaz. Her parents are Bernard and Dora Garcia Barrondo. His first studies in the accounting, in his hometown. In Guatemala City leaned athletics, specializing in marathon. The victories came when the Cuban coaching took Rigoberto Medina in the 2010.

That year set a record at the World Youth Athletics Canada, ran 10 kilometers 40 minutes 38 segundos.En year 2011 won the gold medal at the Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico up 20 km. The same year he won the March in Pontevedra, Spain. In early 2012 was third in the Cup Lugano in Switzerland. But his greatest achievement so far is the silver medal at the London Olympics 2012 which obtained the 4 August competing up 20 km. His first Olympic medal with great joy that millions of Guatemalans.

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