The Guatemalan soccer player used her social networks in the face of constant criticism of the athletes who compete in the Tokyo Olympics
Guatemala is present in Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a delegation made up of 24 athletes (14 men and 10 women), equaling the fourth largest number of participating athletes since the 1984 Los Angeles edition. There are 10 disciplines that will come into action throughout these two weeks.
At the moment, the first athletes to compete have been: Jose Ramos (judo), Juan Ramón Schaeffer (shooting), Manuel Rodas (cycling), Jenniefer Zuniga Y Julisa Lopez (rowing), Nikte Sotomayor (badminton), Isabella Y Juan Ignacio Maegli (sailing), who have been fulfilling their competence.
However, in social networks there have been several criticisms against the performance of the Olympic athletes in Tokyo and therefore, the benchmark of women’s football in Guatemala, Ana Lucia Martinez, He decided to raise his voice and speak out on social networks.
“Imagine living in a country where getting to compete in the Olympics is not an achievement. # Tokyo2020”Martínez wrote on his Twitter account and immediately received several comments on said publication, generating controversy with users.
Imagine living in a country where getting to compete in the Olympics is not an achievement. # Tokyo2020
– Ana Lucía Martínez (@ AnaluMartinz20) July 25, 2021
The maximum referent of the Guatemalan contingent is Erick barrondo, winner of the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, who will compete in the 50-kilometer walk. Also add Juan Ignacio Maegli (sailing) and Kevin Cordon (badminton) participating for the fourth time in the Olympic jousting, so they are the most experienced.
It is the marching team that makes up 35% of the delegation, since eight marchers were able to qualify for Tokyo 2020. José Barrondo, José Ortiz and José Calel (20 kilometers male); Erick Barrondo, Uriel Barrondo and Luis Ángel Sánchez (50 kilometers for men); Mirna Oriz and Mayra Herrera (20 kilometers for women).