Historical! Andrés Acuña becomes the first Tico to win a gold medal at the 2022 World Games

Congratulations! This Wednesday, July 13, racquetball player Andrés Acuña made history since he became the first Costa Rican to win a gold medal at the World Games 2022.

Acuña achieved the top of the podium by beating the Mexican, Rodrigo Montoya, with a score of 3-0 (15-2, 15-13, and 15.14) in the grand final (Previously, in round 16, he defeated the Korean Gunhee Lee 3-0 and in the quarterfinals the Guatemalan Juan Salvatierra).

Throughout his career, the athlete only lost one set, and it was in the semifinals against the Colombian Mario Mercado, who ultimately defeated him 3-1.

"I am at a loss for words what I can say is thanks to all the people who have written to me and sent good vibes throughout the tournament and my sports career, to my family present both in person and from the screens, this is a dream come true, I am a World Games Gold medalist," Acuña wrote.


Last year, at the 2021 World Games, the Tico was close to becoming champion, however the final was won by the American, Alex Landa.


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