Santiago Montes Solarte, from class 8B, represented Colombia in the last South American Table Tennis Championship, which took place in the city of Medellin from December 12 to 17, 2016. Santiago won the gold medal in men's singles, after defeating Peruvian Adolfo Cucho, and winning the final against Venezuelan Luis Vanegas.
Santiago was also crowned champion in mixed doubles. It is worth mentioning that the first and second of the ranking of each country attend this event. On this occasion, Santiago is the first Colombian to win this important intercollegiate championship.
Congratulations to Santiago for his countless victories in this sport!