They confirm the presence of 'Cali' Muñoz in Tokyo, although uncertainty remains

Costa Rica Olympic Committee confirmed the athlete’s presence to the ISA and will be traveling this Saturday

After an announcement that turned the whole Costa Rica, it is practically a fact that Carlos Munoz He will be in Tokyo at the Olympics, although at the moment his participation is still up in the air.

The surfer received an unexpected invitation this Friday that given the absence of the athlete Frederico Morais for having tested positive for covid-19 someone else had to take his place and the International Surf Association (ISA) searched the ranking and at the top of the list was Muñoz so the Surf Federation of Costa Rica of the situation but everything was very complicated.

‘Cali’ Muñoz was in the Caribbean of Costa Rica, an area that has been hit by heavy rains in recent hours and had closed the way through the routes that connect this area of ​​the country with the Central Valley where the athlete has to travel.

Also, the night was late and Muñoz needs a PCR test to be able to leave for Japanese lands, all this led him to ask for help on his social networks and he got the whole country to move to collaborate, they suggested alternative routes and they even got him the test in a private hospital.

However, the National Olympic Committee (WITH) managed to manage the tests and the itinerary so that ‘Cali’ travels and manages to arrive in Japan as soon as possible, yes, there is still no clear certainty that he will arrive in time to compete, since they need one of the two rounds is suspended due to a typhoon that will have an influence on Japanese soil between this Saturday and Sunday.

“The surfing tests are to start this Sunday, July 25, but a typhoon is expected to delay the start of the first or second round. The Costa Rican will not be disqualified if he does not compete in that first stage, but he needs to have a delay for the second round and he can compete. Despite the risk, WITH decided to take it and guarantee Muñoz’s presence in Tokyo, “said the Olympic committee through a press release.

In such a way, that the surfer already has his accreditation as a competitor ready and they gave all the necessary clothing to his mother, who received it late at night while he was on his way to San José.

‘Cali’ Muñoz will be traveling this Saturday to Japan this Saturday at 3:38 pm via Dallas, Texas, United States.