The two rowing athletes were the first of the Guatemalan delegation to go on stage at the Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO, JAPAN – After a 37-year absence from the Olympics, the Guatemalan rowing is present in Tokyo 2020 with the athletes Jennieffer Zuniga Y Yulissa Lopez, who were the first representatives of the country to go on stage hours after the official opening of the event.
In the second round of the women’s light weight double event, Zúñiga and López faced the countries of Canada, Tunisia, the Netherlands, Vietnam and Japan in the 2,000 meters of competition that were held in the Sea Forest Canal. With a time of 7:53:35, the Guatemalan duo finished in sixth place in the qualifying heat with a time deficit of +45.62 seconds.
#Tokyo challenge Nationals Jennieffer Zúñiga and Yulissa López were sixth in the second heat of the double pair lightweight rowing event, and will go to the repechage. 🚣🏽♀️🚣🏽♀️🇬🇹#PassionForGuatemala #OurMetaLosValores pic.twitter.com/LaOmgRhdbb
– COG (@COGuatemalteco) July 24, 2021
With this, the nationals were included in the repechage, which according to the official record of the organization will develop the Saturday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Guatemala), where they will have to face the teams of Austria, Vietnam, Switzerland, Ireland and ROC (Russian Olympic Committee), only to finish defining positions in the general classification, without the possibility of fighting for the medals.
The other six countries that also achieved the repechage in the women’s event are: Argentina, Belarus, Japan, United States, Tunisia, Indonesia.
For their part, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Romania and Great Britain are the six countries that advanced directly to the semi-finals directly to continue the fight for the medals.