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Sailors train on Lake Ilopango in anticipation of San Salvador 2023

Athletes from El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Independent Athletes of Centro Caribe Sports (CCS) began training at the beginning of the month at Lake Ilopango in preparation for the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023.

The aquatic exercises are organized every afternoon, from Monday to Friday, by the Salvadoran Sailing Federation (Fesavela) at the Club Salvadoreño.

“It’s a good opportunity to measure ourselves against the people we will be competing against,” said Rodrigo Colorado, president of Fesavela, as he drove a boat from which he encouraged the sailors to keep practicing.

One of them was Salvadoran Steven Sanchez. “I’m preparing for the Central American Games; I’ve been training for more than a year,” said the young man before entering the waters of the lake.

The Salvadoran Darlyng Jazmín Alfaro expressed good spirits towards the competition. “We are going to train, to prepare ourselves well for the Central American Games, and to obtain the ticket to Santiago de Chile”, said the young woman while she was preparing her boat.

Among the foreigners training were Dominican Esneiry Perez and CCS independent athlete David Hernandez, current world sailing champion and gold medalist at the last Barranquilla games.

Hernandez praised the conditions of the lake and the talent of Salvadorans for the sport of sailing.

“We are here testing the field in which we will compete in the Central American Games. There are good conditions in the lake; they are perfect for the magnitude of the event. I see that there is a future in the local youth; we have to support them because I see that they have the desire and the intention”, finally commented medalist Hernandez.

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