Mexico will be represented with 162 athletes, being the third largest delegation in history in the Olympic Games
MEXICO – This Friday, Mexico officially begins the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, despite the fact that some members of the olympic delegation they have already seen activity in disciplines such as softball and soccer.
Mexico It will be represented with 162 athletes, being the third largest representation in history.
In Mexico 1968, 275 athletes represented the Aztec nation, in Munich 1972 174 competitors attended; on Rio 2016 125 athletes, while in Athens 2004 109 Mexicans participated.
The sport that got the most places for Mexico on Tokyo 2020 it is athletics. 21 places were confirmed, according to the Olympic mark.
The second sport with the most places to Mexico in Japan they are the dives. The Mexican delegation achieved the historical record of 12 Olympic places for our country.
Of the 162 Mexican athletes who will represent Mexico in Tokyo, 30 of them have experience in other editions. Rommel pachecor diving, Aída Roman archery and Horacio Nava March will participate for the fourth time in a summer joust.
According to the expectations set by Ana Guevara, director of Conade, Mexico is expected to win between five to 10 medals, a figure that would place the Mexican Olympic team among the three best performances.
The only athletes from this Mexican delegation who have already won a medal are: Ivan garcia, who won silver on the 10-meter platform along with German Sanchez in London 2012, Alejandra Orozco of diving, who, like García in London, got a silver medal on the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform next to Paola Espinoza. Aída Roman archery won silver in the 2012 edition.
Guillermo Ochoa Y Erick Aguirre They are the only members of the Mexican Soccer Team that will repeat their performance at the Olympic Games.
The Mexican goalkeeper will return to an Olympic tournament after being summoned for the first time in Athens 2004, while the Pachuca youth squad will have his second consecutive participation.