Tokyo 2020: Gaby López and Rommel Pacheco will have the challenge of joining the list of flag bearers with a medal


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Tokyo 2020: Gaby López and Rommel Pacheco will have the challenge of joining the list of flag bearers with a medal

The golfer and diver will seek to win a medal in Tokyo to join this list of Mexican athletes.

The golfer Gaby lopez and the diver Rommel pacheco will have the challenge in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to join the list of those flagged by Mexico who have won medals in a fair of this type.

The first to get it was the diver Joaquin Capilla, who obtained the silver medal in Helsinki 1952, where he arrived preceded by a good performance achieved in London 1948.

Joaquin Capilla again he was named as the standard bearer for Mexico for the Olympic Games in Melbourne 1956 and once again stood out by obtaining two medals, one gold and one bronze.

After that, it took 24 years for a bearer of the Mexican flag to win a medal in the Olympics again, and the diver did it in Moscow 1980 Carlos Girón by winning silver in a three-meter springboard.

Fernando Platas was designated as flag bearer of Mexico for Sydney 2000, where he stood out by obtaining the silver medal in a three-meter springboard and was added to the list Paola Espinosa, who in Beijing 2008 also obtained silver alongside Tatiana Ortiz in synchronized dives on a 10-meter platform.

The most recent that managed to get on the podium was taekwondoin Maria del Rosario Espinoza, after she was awarded the bronze medal in London 2012 and now the challenge will come for Gaby López and Rommel Pacheco.

The golfer has stood out for her performance and has participated in LPGA tournaments, while the diver has been a medalist in the World Cup of the specialty, among other achievements, and now both come looking to transcend to join the list of flag bearers that they have won medals for Mexico.

Mexican athletes who were flagged


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