Ángel Barajas, Colombian gymnast, won a gold medal at the World Cups in Türkiye

Ángel Barajas, 16, became the new world floor champion in the junior category and added his second medal so far in the competition.

This Saturday, the young athlete won the floor test in the junior category and He achieved his second medal in the championships that are held in Antalya (Turkey), after having won the silver in the general competition.

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Barajas obtained a score of 13,900 from the judges, an unattainable mark for its rivals. The German Timo Eder received 13,500, while the Italian Tommasso Brugnami obtained 13,333, who were the closest to the Colombian.

The gymnast, born in Cúcuta on August 2, 2006, started with the most difficult exercise, 5,100, tied with Tommaso, among the eight floor finalists. But Barajas was far superior to all of them in execution, 8,800 (8,233 for the Italian), which allowed him to add the 13,900 points that gave him gold.

Barajas emerged as a great promise of Colombian gymnastics by winning seven gold medals last year at the South American Youth Games and now It is positioned as one of the best projection worldwide.

Here, the video of the routine made this Saturday by Barajas:

“A masterful execution, in the floor modality, to take first place and fill millions of hearts with joy,” wrote the Ministry of Sports on its social networks.

The Colombian can still win two more medals in Antalya, since on Sunday he will also play the parallel and barre finals.


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In the final of the complete competition, he was only surpassed by the Chinese Guohuan Qin, with 80,199 points to 80,131 for the Colombian.

Barajas this year will have the challenge of qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, for those who would meet the minimum age required for just a few months; For men, Olympic gymnasts must have been born before December 31, 2006.

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