Restrepo, Otalora win second gold for Colombia in Mixed Doubles at Centroamericanos

    07/23/10

    Puerto Rico

    Silver and bronze for Venezuela and Mexico

    2010CACGRocioRestrepo.jpg2010CACGManuelOtalora.jpgRocio Restrepo (pictured left) and Manuel Otalora (right) both posted 1328 individual six-game series to cruise to the title in Mixed Doubles at the 21st Central American and Caribbean Games 2010 at Bolera Caribe in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

    The duo had games of 435, 407, 478, 512, the highest team game of all 66 Doubles, 397 and 427 for 2656 pinfall total and an average of 221.33.

    It was the second gold medal for Restrepo, who has won the title in Singles and a bronze medal in Doubles (with Clara Juliana Guerrero). Otalora, the reigning World Games champion, claimed his first gold medal of the Games after silver in Singles and Doubles. Restrepo had the highest game of all 66 women with 284, while Otalora posted the highest 3-game series for the men with 689.

    2010CACGLuisOlivo.jpg2010CACGPatriciaDeFaria.jpgVenezuela's Patricia De Faria (right) and men's Singles champion Luis Olivo (left) were 70 pins behind the Colombians to earn silver with 2586 (215.50). Olivo led the way with 1367, the highest individual series for both men and women, and De Faria added 1219.

    Lilia Robles and Ernesto Franco captured the first medal for Mexico when the duo beat out former PBA exempt bowler Andres Gomez and Clara Guerrero, Colombia, for the bronze medal by three pins, 2521 to 2518.

    Alicia Marcano and Jose Lander were another pin behind in fifth place with 2517. The duo had slow start into the event posting a sub-par 1159 series for three games. The Venezuelans rebounded with 1358, the highest 3-game set of the event, but fell four pins short of the bronze medal. Marcano closed out her series with 753 (218, 278, 257), by far the highest individual series for both men and women.

    Women's Singles silver medalist Sofia Granda, Guatemala, led all women with 1346 individual total and Israel Hern√°ndez, Puerto Rico, posted the men's high game with 286.

    2010CACGLogo.jpg The 21st Central American and Caribbean Games (XXI Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe) will take place in the city of Mayag√ľez and in other cities of the Porta del Sol region in the west of Puerto Rico. The Bowling competition will be held at Bolera Caribe in Ponce from July 19-25, 2010.

    72 women and 74 men from 14 member federations of CONCECABOL (Confederacion Centroamericana y del Caribe de Bowling - Central and Caribbean Bowling Confederation) - Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Virgin Islands - will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Trios, 5-Player Teams, All Events and Masters.

     


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    Mixed Doubles - Final Standings after six games



    Team High Games/High Series:
    1 Game - Rocio Restrepo/Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 512
    3 Games - Alicia Marcano/Jose Lander, Venezuela, 1358
    6 Games - Rocio Restrepo/Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 2656

    Men's Individual  High Games/High Series:
    1 Game - Israel Hern√°ndez, Puerto Rico, 286
    3 Games - Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 689
    6 Games - Luis Olivo, Venezuela, 1367

    Women's Individual High Games/High Series:
    1 Game - Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 284
    3 Games - Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 753
    6 Games - Sofia Granda, Guatemala, 1346