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Maite Beernaert (BEL), Melany Del Pilar Matheus Morejon (CUB) and Luis Antonio Aviles Ferreiro (MEX) Enjoy First Day Athletics Gold at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: MAITE BEERNAERT (BEL), MELANY DEL PILAR MATHEUS MOREJON (CUB) AND LUIS ANTONIO AVILES FERREIRO (MEX) ENJOY FIRST DAY ATHLETICS GOLD AT BUENOS AIRES 2018      

DATE: 14 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Flemish, Spanish

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In the women’s Long Jump, Belgium’s Maite Beernaert dramatically took gold with her final jump of the afternoon at Buenos Aires 2018.

Chasing Klaudia Endresz’s 6.26m, Beernaert jumped from 5.87m in her third attempt to 6.31m with her fourth and final attempt to snatch top spot on the podium from the Hungarian.

Producing a personal best 6.20m, Austria’s Ingeborg Gruenwald took bronze.

In an equally tight affair, Cuban athlete Melany del Pilar Matheus Morejon saw gold when she won the women’s Discus Throw 1kg.

She threw a distance of 54.95m with her third of four attempts to clinch the gold medal, and admitted that while she had been confident ahead of the competition, she knew that she was up against some talented athletes.

The silver medal went to Violetta Ignatyeva of Russia who produced a best throw of 54.32m – well clear of bronze medalist Alida van Daalen of the Netherlands and her best of 53.07m.

Heading to the track, men’s 400m gold went to Mexico’s Luis Antonio Aviles Ferreiro by yet another tight margin.

Racing twice and combining the two times to determine the medal spots, the Mexican’s total time of 1:34.23 – with a best time of 46.78 – was enough to narrowly finish ahead of Zambia’s Kennedy Luchembe who ended with 1:34.34.

Completing the podium the USA’s Nicholas Ramey finished second and third in his two races to claim bronze in a time of 1:34.87.

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