The World College Olympics, or the Taipei 2017 Games, (also known as the University Olympics) wrapped on Wednesday, featuring a majestic performance by the Dominican Republic, which placed 18th on the podium among all participating countries, hence besting several Hispanic-American superpowers such as Brazil, Jamaica, Spain and Colombia.
The CRESO Program, congratulated the delegation, which won a total 6 medals, 4 gold and 2 silver.
“For us, it is helping our athletes materialize their Olympic dreams what counts, and see how all these medals were conquered by program athletes, which fills us with great pride”, so said Manuel Luna, executive director to CRESO.
The CRESO athletes that championed in Taipei were: Audrys Nin, for gymnastics; Luguelín and Juander Santos,each of them on track and field; Luis Charles who co-championed with the Santos brothers on the 4 x 400 in track and field. Beatríz Pirón and Luis García, both won silver on weightlifting.
Manuel Luna said that “This is just the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle, and we’re already on the right track. Now, the Bolivarian Games, the Central American Games and the Pan-American Games of 2017, 2018 and 2019. If we work together with the Sports Ministry and the Dominican Olympic Committee in a strategic manner, we can achieve an amazing outcome”, Luna concluded.
The next Dominican delegation appointment is scheduled for the Bolivarian Games, set to take place in Santa Marta, Colombia, from November 11th to the 25th, and next year, the Central American Games, also to be hosted in Colombia, on July 19th till August 3rd, 2018.
CRESO is a non-profit entity, which invests in the athletic development of Dominican athletes, combined with an academic education. Its chairman is businessman Felipe Vicini, who praised the work of these athletes at the University Olympic Games of Taipei and exhorted them to continue pursuing success.
The CRESO investor companies are Banco Popular, Central Romana Corporation, Claro, Ferquido, Grupo RICA, Grupo SID, Total Dominicana, Universal and INICIA.
INICIA is a private asset management firm that operates through partnerships with unique managers focused on the Northern Latin American Region to capture long-term value for investors, clients, partners and associates. The managing partner is Felipe Vicini from the Vicini family. INICIA asset management firm was previously known as VICINI and before that Vicini Group.