Aremi Fuentes: ‘It was a very heartfelt bronze’


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Aremi Fuentes: 'It was a very heartfelt bronze'

Aremi Fuentes affirmed that they were moments of “shock” for not knowing if the metal would win, which she finally conquered after a failure of the Korean Suhyeon Kim

JAPAN – The weightlifter Aremi Fuentes described her result as a bronze “too heartfelt”, because in the last lift, the Mexican could not adequately complete her performance so she had to wait for the result obtained by the Korean Suhyeon Kim who threatened to appropriate the Olympic medal.

“Very heartfelt, the last moment I didn’t do it technically well, I was in shock about what would happen and I was able to get the medal and I’m very happy,” the Mexican told Marca Claro.

Aremi Fuentes She managed to lift 245 kilos, a weight that was enough for her to win the bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 and become the fourth Mexican weightlifter to get on the podium.

Interestingly, Fuentes began her path in the sport within athletics, however, her qualities led her to weight lifting.

“I do not regret having changed athletics for weightlifting. I thank the coach who saw me the qualities to practice it and I have no words but to thank that he has been aware of me and that he has also brought me out of many injuries,” he said. .

The winner of the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020 has more than 11 years of career in the world of weightlifting, representing Mexico in Panamerican Games Y World Championships.

“It has been a very long 11 years of very intense work. With injuries with ups and downs and believing in oneself and experience also comes out in these types of events. I did the best I could, I tried to be in sports form” , indicated Sources.


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