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Alonso Edward qualifies for Tokyo Olympics


Posted 03/06/2021

Panamanian sprinter Alonso  Edward secured his qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, June 2, by winning the 200-meter dash test of the X Bionic Sphere in the Slovak city of Samorin, with a time of 20.22 seconds

In addition to Edward, the marathoner Jorge Castelblanco, hurdler Gianna Woodruff, cyclist Christofer Jurado and the boxer Atheyna Bylon have their passes for Tokyo.

Long jumper Irving Saladino won  gold in Beijing 2008 the only gold medal that Panama has in its history


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Boxer and sprinter will carry Panama flag at Olympics


Posted 09/07/2021

The boxer Atheyna Bylon and sprinter Alonso Edward will be the flag bearers of Panama at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 23, conforming to the new rules of the International Olympic Committee,  that delegations now have to have two flag bearers at the opening of the event; A man and a woman.

The Games will take place from July 23 to August 8 and the Panamanian athletes classified are Alonso Edward, Nathalee Aranda, Gianna Woodruf and Jorge Castelblanco in athletics.

In swimming Emily Santos and Tyler Chistianson; Cristofer Jurado in cycling; in judo Kristine Jiménez and Miryam Roper; and in boxing Atheyna Bylon.



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Panama sprinter wins pre-Olympic event


Posted 12/07/2021

Panamanian Alonso Edward won the 200 meters event on Sunday, July 11, at the Sotteville International Meeting with a time of 20.18.

Edward, who is one of the Panamanian athletes qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, seeks to arrive in his best form at the competition that begins in 11 days in Japan.

It will be his third attempt to win an Olympic medal after London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.



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Panama Olympic Athletes schedule


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Posted 22/07/2021

Panamanian athletes Kristine Jiménez, Miryam Roper and Atheyna Bylon already know the path they have to travel, in their respective disciplines, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The judoka Jiménez will face the Russian Natalia Kuziutina at the beginning of the qualifying phase of the 52 kg category. The fight is scheduled for 9:00 pm (Panama time) Saturday, July 24.

Roper will begin fighting on Sunday, July 25, at 9:00 pm, in the 57 kg category against South Korean Kim Jisu. The boxer Bylon starts her participation on Tuesday, July 27, at 10:00 pm, in the round of 16 of the 75 kg category against Australian Catlyn Parker.

The Olympic Games will be inaugurated this Friday, July 23 and Panama competes in the maximum sporting event with 10 athletes.

The first to participate will be cyclist Christofer Jurado in road cycling, an event that will take place Friday from 9:00 pm



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Panama boxer in Tokyo quarter-finals


Posted 28/07/2021

Panamanian boxer Athenyna Bylon, 32, is one win away from a medal at Tokyo 2020  after beating Australian Catlin Parker by unanimous decision (5-0) in the round of 16 but first, she has to defeat  Britain’s Lauren Price,27, current world number 1. They last met in the ring seven years ago at the World Cup in South Korea when Bylon won a  split decision (2-1). That year, Bylon won the world title in the 69 kg category.

Bylon has already earned an Olympic diploma, a distinction awarded by the International Olympic Committee to the first eight places in each event.

The match-up will take place on Friday,  July 30.



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