“Álvaro Torres achieved his qualification for Tokyo 2020 in March of this year after reaching fifth place in the Pre-Olympic held in Brazil. Now, it will open the path of the national delegation from this Thursday (6:40 pm Peruvian time).
“The first day we arrived in Tokyo, we rowed and there was a lot of wind, now it’s better. I hope it improves and if not I will have to adapt, “said the rower in statements to the Peruvian Olympic Committee.
The weather issue will be one of the factors that will have to face in the Japanese capital. In addition to the strong heat, storms are awaiting.
“They say there will be a storm, from Friday to Sunday, which are just the days of competition, but we are prepared for everyone and these conditions,” he said.
Álvaro Torres begins his participation in the Olympic Games from Thursday, July 22 at 6:40 pm Peruvian time. In the Skiff modality he is located in heat 2 and will start in lane 6. His rivals are Parry Jordan from New Zealand, Stefanos Ntouskos from Greece, Jorge Vásquez from the Dominican Republic, Riilio Rii from Vanuatu and Quentin Antognelli from Monaco.
“I have prepared myself in rough waters, so that gives me confidence because I am someone else in the boat. I always had a hard time rowing in rough water, but now it’s easier for me because of practice. That gives me confidence to apply what I have trained in the competition ”, he pointed out.
“Physically I am at my best, I have been preparing for about 2 years very intense at 100% for this moment. Emotionally, it is an incredible experience that I looked for a long time ago ”, Álvaro Torres concluded.