GUAYAQUIL – Among the Ecuadorian athletes eliminated in the first round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, came out, this Tuesday, Alexandra Escobar, in weightlifting, not being able to lift, in the three attempts, the 95 kilograms.
The 41-year-old weightlifter, It was one of Ecuador’s letters to try to reach a new medal, after the gold medal he won in road cycling, Richard Carapaz, who gave the second Olympic gold in the history of the country after the one he obtained in the 20-kilometer march in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Jefferson Pérez, who also reaped silver in the 2008 Beijing Games.
It was the fifth Olympic Games for Escobar, who He debuted in those of Athens 2004, he was in those of Beijing 2008, he repeated in London 2012 and in those of Rio 2016, in which he reached fourth place in the final classification, after the fifth place it reached in Beijing 2008.
Judoka Estefanía García stayed in the first round in the 63 kilogram category, losing by ippon to the Polish Agata Ozdoba-Blanch, who had no problems to impose his superiority against the Ecuadorian who, in addition, came out with an injury to one of his legs.
The 33-year-old athlete also participated in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
He joined in defeating his compatriot Lenín Preciado, who was also eliminated in the first round by Bulgarian Yanislav Gerchev, in the category of 60 kilograms.
Preciado, 28, thus ended his second participation in the Olympic Games, as he was also in the Rio 2016.
Meanwhile, boxer José María Palacios was defeated by Thai Sudaporn Seesondee, as her rival was superior in all three rounds and the final score of the judges was 5-0.
The 22-year-old boxer said goodbye in the first round of the Games in the 57-60 kilogram category.
For its part, Elizabeth Bravo, was left out of the triathlon competition due to scope rule (lapse delay), after recovering from the fall she suffered with her bicycle, because the road was slippery as a result of the rain that fell prior to the competition, ranking 39th in the competition.
The 34-year-old athlete stayed again in her third attempt to achieve a medal at the Olympic Games, as she also participated in London 2012 and Rio 2016.
“I admire you so much Elizabeth Bravo. Thank you for teaching us that we have to get up, although sometimes it costs. We are proud of you, you left everything today!” accompanies the delegation in Tokyo.
While the local boxer, Julio Castillo, also said goodbye to the Olympics. after losing on points in their debut in the preliminary round of the 81-91 kilogram division, at the hands of the Jordanian E Hussein Iashaish.
For Castillo, 33, they were his third Olympic Games, since he debuted in London 2012 and repeated in Rio 2016, so he was left out of another of Ecuador’s letters in search of medals in Tokyo.