SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 10, 2023 – Dominican Women, “The Queens of the Caribbean”, current Central American and Caribbean champions, NORCECA champions, and already qualified for the Paris Olympics, departed for Brazil on Tuesday, where they will undergo a training camp in preparation to successfully defend their crown at the upcoming 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, starting on October 20.
The information was provided by the president of the National Team Project, Cristóbal Marte, who was accompanied by Milagros Cabral, the project’s general director.
The Dominican team won their second medal at the 2019 Lima Pan Am Games by defeating Colombia in the final, and they will be training until October 18.
“The team is traveling today to Brazil to begin their final preparation to successfully defend the gold medal they won in the previous edition of the Pan Am Games in 2019 in Lima, Peru” stated Marte and Cabral.
The team is composed of Brayelin Martínez, Brenda Castillo, Niverka Marte, Gaila González, Yonkaira Peña, Madeline Guillén, Yokaty Pérez, Yaneirys Rodríguez, and Jineirys Martínez.
Cándida Arias, Lisvel Eve Mejía, Alondra Tapia, Geraldine González, Larismel Martínez, and Vielka Peralta are also traveling. Bethania de la Cruz is fulfilling commitments in the United States and will join the team.
The coaching staff is led by Marcos Kwiek with the support of his assistants Wagner Pacheco and Wilson Sánchez, along with the team therapist and the fitness trainer.