The archer will try to hang another medal to be the first Mexican woman to do so in the same Olympic Games fair
JAPAN – The Mexican archer Alejandra Valencia look for his second medal in Tokyo 2020 that would make her the only Mexican athlete to get on the podium twice in the same Olympic Games.
This Saturday, Alejandra Valencia obtained the bronze medal in the mixed modality of archery, next to Luis Alvarez, after beating the Turkish duo made up of Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazos. Now, the challenge of the 26-year-old from Sonora is to turn the history of athletes of her gender around and achieve what no one has yet done.
The dawn of this Sunday, Alejandra Valencia She will try to make a difference between herself and her colleagues from the same and from other disciplines. There has not been another Mexican woman to hang two Olympic medals in the same edition and she will look for it when the women’s team archery competition begins.
Junco with Aída Román and Ana Vázquez, Valencia will fight to make history at Tokyo 2020.
It should be noted that at the male level, the Mexican athletes who have been able to give double satisfaction in the same Olympic Games are the exclavadista Joaquin Capilla in Melbourne 1956 (gold and bronze) and Raul Gonzalez in Los Angeles 1984 (silver and gold).
Alejandra Valencia, 1.76 meters tall, competes in his third Olympic Games. In London 2012, he placed 17th in the ranking phase of 64 qualified for the knockout rounds and the second round was eliminated. He improved his position at Rio 2016 by finishing fourth.