The current Games in Tokyo they continue their course. So far, the sporting event has been a resounding success, where Mexico has achieved nine medals in just one week. Triumphs that are worthy of recognition and that have given the country the twentieth position in the medal table.
There is still a long way to go and it is expected that Mexico will be able to place more times on the podium. Meanwhile, find out here who have been the admirable Mexican athletes who have fulfilled their dream while in Tokyo.
Mexico is in 20th place with 3 golds, one silver and 5 bronzes
1. Monica Rodriguez
Mexican runner Mónica Rodríguez and her guide, Kevin Aguilar, managed to make history at the Games by winning the gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters T1 event. The athlete reached the finish line with a world record time of 4:37:39. In addition, his gold medal meant the hundredth for the Mexican delegation in the history of the Games.
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2. Diego López
Mexican swimmer Diego López Díaz won the bronze medal in the final of the 50-meter backstroke S3 at the end of his course with a time of 45 seconds and 66 hundredths.
“I feel very happy and very grateful to all the people who were supporting us before this event, to all who were involved to achieve this achievement”Diego mentioned after his triumph.
3. Rosa Maria Guerrero
The Mexican discus thrower Rosa María Guerrero presented the Mexican delegation with the second medal of the Games after winning bronze in the F54 and F55 categories. A fascinating participation, in which it was believed that Rosa María Guerrero would remain in the first position, but finally finished in the third.
4. Fabiola Ramírez
The Mexican swimmer finished in third position in the final of the women’s 100-meter backstroke with a time of 2:36:54. Fabiola Ramírez was the first bronze medal for Mexico and the first for the Mexican Federation of Sports for People with Cerebral Palsy.
5. Eduardo Avila
The Mexican won a bronze medal in judo, beating Frenchman Nathan Petit in the -81 kilograms category. The score was 1-10 and meant the fourth medal for Mexico.
“I feel good, but not satisfied, I lost in the semifinal against the world champion (…) But I will never underestimate a bronze medal.”
6. Jesús Hernández
At just 29 years old, Jesús Hernández achieved the second gold for Mexico after winning last Saturday during the 150-meter combined individual swimming competition. A medal that is added to the bronze one achieved in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.
7. Amalia Pérez
Amalia Pérez came to the Games as one of Mexico’s main hopes to reach the top of the podium and she did not disappoint her fans. The Mexican got her fourth medal in the category -61 kilograms in powerlifting (adaptive powerlifting) when lifting 131 kilograms.
8. Gloria Zarza
Finally, we have Gloria Zarza, who got the medal number nine for Mexico by conquering second place in the F54 women’s individual shot put, in which she achieved a 8.06-meter throw and, obviously, the applause of all her followers.
9. Lenia Ruvalcaba
In judo, Lenia Ruvalcaba also won bronze in the -70 kilograms category. With this, the tapatia adds its third medal after having defeated Raziye Ulucam of Turkey in a close but definitive confrontation.
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