“I am going to Tokyo with great desire and strength to give my best and reach the top 5 in my category,” said Kimberly García at a press conference of her UNACEM team.
Peru attends Tokyo 2020 with 35 athletes in its delegation, seeking to improve their participation in the history of the Olympic Games and one of those indicated to be able to achieve a favorable result in the Japanese capital is Kimberly García.
The athlete managed to hang the silver medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games in the 20 km march. And now in his second Olympic appointment he sets high goals.
Her first and only experience at the Olympics at the moment was in Rio 2016. She ranked 14th in the women’s march and was the third best Latin American in the competition. In Tokyo 2020 he has the podium in mind.
“Since March, I have been training both in Huancayo and Tumbes, looking for a climate more similar to Sapporo (the city where he will run). These trips every two weeks have made me feel prepared and motivated to go in search of a medal ”, she assured.
Kimberly García will compete in the athletic march (20 km) of the Olympic Games on Friday, August 6 at Odori Park in Sapporo, at 02:30 am (Peruvian time).