Yuli Verdugo and Daniela Gaxiola, the cyclists who are ready for Tokyo 2020

Luz Daniela Gaxiola González and Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna, the Mexican sprinters who will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Instagram@danielagaxiolag/Twitter@cmendozadavis)

Luz Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez

Luz Daniela from the age of 4 began to do gymnastics and athletics. She became interested in cycling at the age of eight when she heard about a competition organized by Grupo ACIR and she told her mother that she wanted to participate.

The following year she returned to participate in the competition, when she wanted to participate for the third time, they told her that she could no longer be there because she was more advanced. She then joined an initiation training team led by her trainer Victor Lozoya.

Your training. When she was a student, her practice consisted of eating breakfast, training, going to school, doing her homework, taking time for her meals, and doing her second training of the day. It lasted three and a half to 4 hours a day.

Daniela Gaxiola (Photo: Instagram@danielagaxiolag)
Daniela Gaxiola qualified for the Olympic Games with the best time in the 500 meter test. (Photo: Instagram@danielagaxiolag)

Throughout her life she has had complications that distanced her from the sports field for a time; At the age of 20, exactly on her birthday, she had an accident. She and her fellow cyclists collided with a car. Daniela fractured her finger and wrist, they put a plate and two screws on her, she stayed ten days in the hospital. Her injuries caused her to not compete in the World Cup.

Since he was a teenager, he had clearly defined his goals in sports, in an interview for the CONADEstated that:

“In the short term my goal is to be in the Olympic Games, we also have the Pan American Games, the World Cups; to be ranked among the top ten in the world and to be able to put in a good performance and be able to qualify for the Olympic Games”.

Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna (Photo: SEDENA)
Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna was a bronze medalist at the Pan American Games in Lima and will have a place at the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: SEDENA)

The woman from Sinaloa achieved her goal for which she worked so hard, she kept her place in the Tokyo Olympics after competing in the selective Track cycling which took place at the Jalisco velodrome. Dani achieved it with the best time of 27.327 minutes.

Yuli Paola Verdugo Osuna

The cyclist from Baja California Sur, her love, discipline, training, perseverance and passion for cycling led her to achieve great achievements in the discipline, at 23 years of age the sprinter has been a triple medalist in the National Olympiad, made a new record in Junior Pan American from Aguascalientes, was also distinguished as the athlete of the year in her BCS State.

In the Keirin test of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games He took the bronze medal after traveling 200 meters in 6 laps.

On May 30, 2021, the athlete competed at the Guadalajara Velodrome for a place against the best cyclists in the world to go to the Olympic Games and achieved her dream of representing Mexico in Tokyo, with a time of 27.666 minutes in the competition. the 500 meters thrown the Mexican sprinter secured her place.

In a statement the Mexican Olympic Committee made it official that the cyclists Daniela Gaxiola González and Luz Paola Verdugo will compete in Japan in the karin and individual speed tests, after the controversy because the cyclist Jessica Salazar has been one of the best in the 500-meter time trial. Said report caused controversy since the Mexican athlete is the runner-up in the world.


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