María Pía Fernández ran injured, but managed to complete the 1,500-meter race, closing her series in last place.
Hours before the competition, the Uruguayan announced that she had suffered a muscle injury, but that she was going to attend the test that had cost her so much sacrifice to arrive anyway.
In your account Instagram, the Uruguayan athlete explained that “with a hard blow of reality, physically and emotionally broken, today of my own free will and under my own responsibility, I decide to stand on that starting line because I deserve it and because I worked very hard for this. And also , because running away is not an option. “
He added that “I decide to face reality, even if it hurts and it is not as I dreamed and planned. But it is what it touches and as always I will give everything, at least” everything “that my body today allows me to give. Today more than I will never need all that support and good vibes that they always transmit. I am very sorry to disappoint all those who trusted me and were excited about me. Today I intend to try to enjoy despite everything, and whatever happens I promise above all, that this does not end here. Thanks for everything and sorry for so little “.
With the participation of María Pía Fernández, the participation of Uruguayan athletes in the Tokyo Olympic Games was closed.