May 7, 2019 1:30 am
Updated May 7, 2019 2:04 PM
Former Venezuelan boxer Pedro Gamarro, the first silver medalist for Venezuela at the Olympic Games, died at dawn in Coromoto Hospital in Maracaibo, Sulawesi, on Tuesday.
The former wrestler, known as the "Machine Train," suffered from heart disease for several years, and in 2017 he underwent a catheterization. He was 64 years old and just finished on January 8th.
Douglas Urribarri, president of the Glorias Deportivas Foundation, where Gamaro was an activist, said the former boxer arrived Monday at the hospital, but despite his efforts he could not save his life.
Gamarro remembers a silver swim at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 in Canada, where he lost in the semifinal (-67 kilograms) by Johann Bachfeld from East Germany.
The former boxer won two gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games and bronze at the Pan Am Games in Mexico in 1976. He was also the champion of the National Games of Venezuela.
With information from Panorama
# 7Maybe The world of sport complains about the sensible loss of former boxer Pedro Gamaro, who went to Olympic history to receive the first silver medal in Venezuela at the XXI Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada in 1976 in a semi-middle -67 kg, #QEPD pic.twitter.com/xTxXhb9tHg
– National Sports Institute (@INDeporteVE) May 7, 2019