Peru started the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the right foot thanks to Álvaro Torres, the rower who qualified for the quarterfinals by finishing third in his sleeve.
“I am very happy to have reached this qualification to the quarterfinals. We started very well, and I hope it will be a great motivation for the rest of the team to start very strongly.”Torres said in statements to IPD.
The rower, who will compete again on Saturday, was calm while waiting to meet his rivals. “The most important thing is to be focused to leave everything on the court,” he said.
“He was fighting for second place, also tight for third and fourth. I was able to finish third, but I think there was not much distance from second place. We are in the fight, a good quarter-final is coming so, to concentrate now, let go, keep training and hit everything, “he added.
Álvaro Torres did not forget his compatriots after this first step in Tokyo 2020. “I can only thank all the support that I have been receiving these days, that makes this dream even better, the experience that is lived in the Villa, the words, the videos, the messages that arrive make me feel that they are with me despite of the distance. A thousand times grateful for all the support. Let’s go with Tokyo, up Peru! “, He concluded.