A neighborhood in western Caracas known as Cota 905, which a month ago was the site of clashes and shootings between armed gangs and police, was on Saturday the scene of a freestyle BMX exhibition led by Venezuelan Olympic silver medalist Daniel Dhers, who aims to promote "dreams" and sport in his country.
The children of this neighborhood gathered to witness the show by Dhers and other Venezuelan athletes, including Edy Álvarez, who also participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and eight-year-old Camila Iachini, who dreams of competing in the 2032 Olympics.
"Here in Cota I'm not seeing problems. I'm seeing happy people who want to do things, so that's what this is all about. It is to show the positive (...) because the good will always be able to be more than all the bad, and there were intense moments, but right now we are in times of peace," he told the community.
The 36-year-old athlete, who dreams of participating in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, also called for "rebuilding" Venezuela and said that he thinks each Venezuelan is doing their bit.