The double Olympic medalist spoke about the criticism that Dominican athletes have received for their performances in Tokyo
If there is a Dominican who knows what it is to compete in the Olympic Games, that is Felix Sanchez. The winner of two Olympic gold medals expressed himself on his social networks about the performance that Dominican athletes have had in Tokyo to date.
“The Olympic Games are to compete. It can be won or lost. When you compete, you don’t owe anything to anyone ”, wrote El ‘Súper’ Sánchez on his Instagram account after the defeat of the Baseball National Team against Japan in the opening game of this discipline.
“Here are the best of the best and they all have the same dream”Concluded the former athlete, alluding to the fact that the tests that the Dominicans have faced have not been easy at all.
The comments come after the Dominican delegation has suffered several eliminations in the first five days of competition.
So far, athletes have not been able to advance in the disciplines of rowing, horse riding, swimming, boxing, taekwondo and judo.
In addition to the defeat of the baseball team, the Queens of the caribbean they have been defeated in their first two games against Serbia and Brazil.
Félix Sánchez won the first gold medal in the history of the Dominican Republic in Athens 2004 in the 400-meter hurdles competition. In August 2012, against all odds, Sánchez won the gold medal again in London.