Top seeds sweep as Colombia tops table at South American Games
Lopez, who beat teammate Nora Valdez in the compound women’s final by 12 points, 147 to 135, said taking gold was “a dream come true”.
“The dream of my life is to win as many different events as I can and this South American title is one I was missing in my archery career,” said Sara.
“This is my first time ever at an event like this and I have enjoyed the experience a lot. Living at the athlete village, being in uniform all day and seeing athletes from so many different countries together, is definitely something very exciting.”
Pineda won gold in four sets, 7-1.
“This is the pay off for all the hard work we have been doing,” said Pineda. “I think we have a great team. We have shown our level has grown a lot and I am sure we are one of the strongest teams in the Americas.”
Colombia led the archery medal table with a total of 12, of which seven were gold; Brazil came second with four and Argentina third, also with four.
There are two more major mulitsport events upcoming in the Americas. The Central American and Caribbean Games take place in Barranquilla, Colombia on 19 July to 2 August and the Pan American Games are scheduled for Lima, Peru in August 2019.
The 2019 South American Games took place on 2-6 June in Cochabamba, Bolivia.