Less than a month before the start of the tokyo 2020 olympics, the positions of athose athletes who will represent Mexico in their respective disciplines are finally beginning to be glimpsed. Here’s everything you need to know about the athletes who will give everything they have to win gold for the country.
First of all, it is worth mentioning that, during this edition of the Olympics there will be 33 disciplinesamong which four new sports stand out: karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. In addition, each of these activities has different subcategories, for example, water sports are divided into: swimming, synchronized swimming, diving and water polo.
This will be the second Olympic Games held in Tokyo. The first time was in 1964, when Showa, when Hirohito, father of the current emperor, was the one who held that position. However, this new edition was planned for 2020 and due to the sanitary conditions that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be postponed until July of this year.
Regarding the participation of the women at the olympicsthe National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE) explained that they have been present for 120 years.
According to official versions, it was in Paris 1900 when women dabbled in this eventbut until London 2012 it happened that all the delegations had female representation among their ranks.
As for Mexico, María del Pilar Roldán, who obtained silver in fencing, and María Teresa Ramírez, who obtained bronze in swimming during Mexico 1968, They were the first women to obtain the first medals. But Soraya Jimenez She was the first Mexican athlete who was able to hang a gold medal, after winning in the discipline of Weightlifting in Sydney 2000.
Among other athletes who have stood out throughout the history of Mexican Olympic sport is María del Rosario Espinoza (taekwondo), Ana Gabriela Guevara (athletics), Iridia Salazar (taekwondo), Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz (divers), among many others. That is why we tell you right away who will be the new contenders for Tokyo.
Some of the selected favorites of Mexico
–Paola Morán in athletics (women’s 400m)
This Mexican sprinter formed part of the Forbes list as one of the most powerful women in the country of 2020. According to TUDN, the competitor has dedicated her entire life to training impeccably to reach the Olympics.
“If it is to take that leap to that international level and be with the best in the world, now it is preparation for the competition,” said the athlete for said medium.
She has been a silver medalist in the Pan American Games 2019, as well as gold at the Naples 2019 Summer Universiade. She is a student of Nutrition and Integral Well-being at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
–Alexa Citlali Moreno Medina in artistic gymnastics
the gymnast She has stood out for her extensive ability in her discipline, however, she was criticized at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games due to her physique. However, the competitor has not stopped demonstrating to all those who judged her as her talent and dedication to the sport make her one of the highest profiles for the largest sporting event that exists.
Born in Mexicali, Baja California, she began her career as a gymnast at the age of three. She has medaled in the Pacific Rim Championships, in the tokyo world cup was among the three seventh places. She also got a silver medal in show jumping at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup held in Anadia.
–Briseida Acosta in taekwondo
The athlete originally from Sinaloa and daughter of the athlete Juan Jose Acosta Rios -who is also her coach- has been immersed in this discipline since she was 6 years old. Thus, even at only 19 years old, the young woman was already shaping up to be one of the promises of this sport, since she won 15 of 22 fights before the 2013 world championship and He won the silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
She also won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in 2019 and won four medals at the Pan American Taekwondo Championship between 214 and 2021.
–Alejandra Valencia in archery
Being a world medalist and Pan American champion, this athlete is getting closer to getting a medal at the Olympic Games this year, because in Rio 2016managed to place fourth in the individual archery category.
Also, during his participation in London 2012 was ranked 17th of the ranking round of 64 qualifiers. She has also qualified in two World Cup Finals of the International Archery Federation (FITA).
In addition to the aforementioned, there are also many other women who are willing to show all the previous training and dedication they have put in in recent years, in order to become Tokyo 2020 Olympic winners.
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