Andrea Confessor Hernandez - Andrea Confesora Hernández
|Andrea Confessor Hernandez|
Andrea Confessor Hernandez
|Full name||Andrea Confessor Hernández Peralta|
|Birth|| La Vega , Dominican Republic |
January 10 , 1967 (age 53)
|Representative of||Dominican Republic|
Andrea Confesora Hernández Peralta ( La Vega , January 10 , 1967 ) is a Dominican athlete who competed in judo . [ 1 ] He won a medal at the 1987 Pan American Games , [ 2 ] and two medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1986 and 1998 . [ 3 ]
|1987||Indianapolis ( United States )||–66 kg|
|Central American and Caribbean Games|
|1986||Santiago ( Rep. Dominican Republic )||–72 kg|
|1998||Maracaibo ( Venezuela)||+72 kg|
He was born on October as January as 1967 in La Vega , Dominican Republic . She is the fifth daughter of Ramón María Hernández and María Peralta Carmona. He completed his primary studies at the Ramón del Orbe School and Secondary at the Don Pepe Álvarez High School. [ 4 ]
In 1987 , she won the Pan American Games in Indianapolis ( United States ) the silver medal in the –66 kg, she lost to Sandra Greaves of Canada . The third position corresponded to Christine Penik from the United States and Marcia Quiñónez , from Ecuador. Andrea became the first Dominican woman to achieve a medal in such events. [ 5 ]
Central American and Caribbean Games
He was part of the selection that represented the country in the Central American and Caribbean Games that took place in the city of Santiago in 1986 , where he obtained the gold medal in –72 kg. On that occasion, Andrea won the final fight over Idania Hernández from Cuba , the third position corresponded to the Venezuelan Anny Hernández . [ 5 ]
Due to her participation in the XV Central American and Caribbean Games , the judoka was selected as the athlete of the year at the national level, becoming the first woman to obtain such recognition since previously it had only been given to men. Hernández obtains this award for three consecutive years in 1986 , 1987 and 1988 . [ 4 ]
It is imposed in the III Central American and Caribbean Championship of Yudo that was held in 1997 in the Dominican Republic . On that occasion he won the gold medal in +72 kg. [ 2 ] The following year, he achieved a silver medal at the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games , an event that took place in the city of Maracaibo , Venezuela . [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
The Dominican judo team did not include Hernández in their team to go to the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul , South Korea , which is why Hernández decides to retire being at the peak of his career. [ 3 ]
He moves to the United States where he begins a new life. He began his professional studies and after some time decided to return to his country. She is received at a sporting event where she was given the responsibility of carrying the torch, there the desire to return to judo was born . At the age of 27, he joined the national judo team at a higher level. He retired formally and permanently, due to his father's illness in 1999 . Then he became part of the Judo Association of the Province of La Vega. [ 4 ]
Awards and honours
- Immortal in the Vegan Athlete's Temple of Fame. [ 6 ]
- Pan American Judo Hall of Fame. [ 7 ]
- Hall of Fame for Martial Arts of the Dominican Republic. [ 8 ]
- Dominican Sports Pavilion of Fame. [ 9 ]
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