by Ian Marshall
The young man who will celebrate his 20th birthday later this month on Friday 17th December, guided Chile, the no.7 seeds, to a 3-1 success against Brazil, the top seeds, in the men’s team final.
Following defeat for colleague Andres Martinez, when facing Rafael Torino (8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-4), Nicolas Burgos responded.
Fighting for the cause, he beat Diogo Silva (11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 11-6) to level the overall score in the fixture, before partnering Andres Martinez to doubles success (11-8, 11-5, 11-5).
The balance in favour of Chile, Nicolas Burgos secured the title, beating Rafael Turrini in a pulsating five games full distance duel by the very narrowest of margins (6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9).
Gold for Brazil
Defeat for Brazil, earlier in the day it had been success, the partnership formed by Giulia Takahashi and Laura Watanabe, the no.3 seeds, recording a 3-1 margin of victory in opposition to Mexico’s Clio Barcenas and Arantxa Cossio, the no.6 seeds.
Laura Watanabe gave her team the ideal start, she beat Arantxa Cossio in a closely fought five games contest, the minimal two point margin determining the outcome (11-13, 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9).
Brazil ahead, Giulia Takahashi overcame Clio Barcenas (11-8, 11-6, 11-7) to increase the lead before the Mexicans responded to secure the doubles (11-6, 6-11, 13-11, 11-5).
Possibilities of a recovery, such an option was thwarted by Giulia Takahashi; she beat Arantxa Cossio (11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6) to bring matters to a conclusion, the title duly claimed.