Pan American Games Santiago 2023 | Maria Louise Doig, Why is a silver medal in fencing historic? | IPD | COP | | Game-Total

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Pan American Games Santiago 2023 |  Maria Louise Doig, Why is a silver medal in fencing historic?  |  IPD |  COP |  |  Game-Total

If it’s all about emotion, you should see Maria Louise Doig on the fencing court. Malu became the first medalist in the field in Peruvian history when she reached the finals of the AP event and won the silver medal.

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Malu, currently ranked 40th in the world, celebrated her semi-final win over 27th ranked Canadian Ruen Xiao and broke down in tears as she received her medal. And COP President Jenny Martinez, who died a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, she fell in the fight for the gold to Argentine Isabel de Della, who she had beaten last year in Odesaur, but she could not do it again this time. Albiceleste came into the final with a big emotional boost as she knocked out world No. 3 Nathalie Moelhausen of Brazil in the epee fencing in the quarterfinals.

“I am happy and proud to continue making history. Now I’m looking for support for the Olympic circuit,” he told Movistar.

Maria Luisa Doig has many chapters in fencing history, such as her qualification for the Beijing Olympic Games at the age of 16, or her celebrated fair play heroine at the 2008 World Fencing Championships in Sicily. All, Patrick Espejo recalled in a note published in El Comercio. In one of his fights, a problem with the sword allowed him to score points without touching his opponent. She could have taken advantage of the situation to win the fight, but she alerted the judges to the issue. The gesture was recognized and in May 2009, he received the Fair Play Award from the Peruvian Olympic Committee and the Panathlon Club of Lima.

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Back in Santiago, Malu Doig is one of the leaders of the fencing team and his effort is noticeable every day. With his medal, this discipline begins to take another step towards being at the forefront of our sport.

Thus, with one gold and one silver, Peru reached eight gold and two silver medals, with thirteen bronze medals, remaining in the top ten of the Pan American medal list. Athletes win

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