Anderson Colorado won a silver medal, this Sunday, November 10, 2019, in the 400-meter test of the Para-Athletics World Championship held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Is that final competed selected from seven countries, between South American and European.
Colorado, with intellectual disability, was second after registering a time of 48 seconds and 18 hundredths (48.18). It was surpassed by the Brazilian Daniel Tavares (47.62). The bronze medal it corresponded to the Venezuelan Luis Rodriguez (48.51). Damian Carcelen, from Ecuador, finished fourth.
With these results, Colorado and Carcelen were awarded the quotas for the Paralympic Gamess that take place next year in Tokyo. In each test, the top four have a direct quota to Tokyo. They are joined by compatriot Karla Rodriguez, who on Saturday, November 9, reached the gold medal in Dubai in long jump.
In a video posted by the Ecuadorian Paralympic Committee, Colorado and Carcelen appear with their coach Celso Chala, carrying an Ecuadorian flag. The three, in unison, shout: "We are in Tokyo, thank you, Ecuador." The Para-Athletics World Championship will end on November 15 and there are still national athletes to compete.