With the presence of the Olympic weightlifting athletes, Neisi Dajomes and Angie Palacios Dajomes; the Prefecture of Chimborazo, made the official launch of the tourist project “Chimborazo Aventura” 2021-2023; which has the objective of promoting adventure sports practiced in tourist places, encouraging a true reactivation of this sector that boosts the economy of the province.
“Within this project there are 11 sporting events such as cycling, trail, as well as a climbing festival and dog races (…) it is fair to recognize the effort of all the groups that join initiatives that promote tourism in Chimborazo”, indicated Luis Falconí, President of the Provincial Tourist Committee.
It should be noted that in the province of Chimborazo, the vision of different citizen groups has led to the Organization of different adventure sports events of trail running, mountain well, downhill and climbing; in all the cantons, which as of today are promoted through this project.
During the event, presents and recognition plaques were given to Neisi Dajomes, who achieved the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, in the weightlifting modality, becoming the first Ecuadorian woman to achieve a gold medal in an Olympics; For her part, her sister Angie Palacios Dajomes, obtained an Olympic diploma, after achieving 6th place in weightlifting. The weightlifters highlighted the initiative to promote and support sport in all its fields.
“It is important that the boys train in a good way and with support, they will achieve it, what I did in Tokyo is a product of perseverance and love of sport,” said Neisi.
For his part, the Prefect of Chimborazo, Juan Pablo Cruz, explained the importance of continuing to articulate actions with sports groups and youth, to promote tourism in the province, and also thanked the presence of the special guests.
“Chimborazo is a tourist paradise, there are spaces to practice all sports, including adventure sports, but it is the result of managing responsibly from the beginning (…) such as not recognizing and highlighting the presence of Olympic athletes, who with they proudly represented an entire country, they become an example for all boys and future professional athletes; the doors of our province are always open, “said Cruz.
The event was attended by representatives of the adventure sports collectives and a delegation of weightlifting athletes from the Chimborazo Sports Federation, who, since their young age, have achieved important achievements for the province.