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María Fernanda Valdez will be the Chilean flag bearer on the South American Games

The gold medalist at Anaheim (Cat. 90 Kg.), Maria Fernanda Valdez was nominated by the Chilean Olympic Committee as the flag bearer to Cochabamba 2018.

Miguel Angel Mujica, COCH President announced the news on a press conference joined by Italo Barattinis, President of the Chilean Weightlifting Federation and other authorities on 11 May.

COCH President said the reason for her nomination wasn’t only her successful career, but also her personal qualities and positive attitude.


María Fernanda expressed how happy and proud she was for the nomination.

Italo Barattini talked about how satisfied he is with the position of weightlifting in Chile as one of the most popular sports in the country, and he is proud to have Maria Fernanda Valdez at the head of the delegation in Bolivia.

After the 2017 World Champion title of Arley Perez Mendez and the silver medal of Maria Fernanda Valdez, this represents another recognition of weightlifting in Chile.

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