Medals can still come for Mexico


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Medals can still come for Mexico

Mexico still has several athletes alive who can dazzle and conquer metals in the second week of Tokyo 2020

MEXICO – So in the plural, as they read it, Mexico you still have medal options in the last week of competition in Tokyo and it is time to be positive and look forward, to forget for a while all the fourth places in which the athletes have stayed and to think that the harvest has real possibilities of growing between sports that always add up and some other that can surprise.

Mexico has three medalists alive who are going to put their experience and still competes in at least six disciplines that have given metals in the past such as diving, soccer, athletics, shooting, wrestling and track cycling, so let’s not rule out another happy morning, because this is not over.

If you wanted to see it in order of probabilities, soccer is in first place with a lot of reasons both historical and at the moment, starting with the fact that a match for medals is already guaranteed, due to the solidity shown against the Republic of Korea and for the rival in the semifinals, Brazil, which is not scary in categories with an age limit, given the antecedents of the finals won in the U-17 World Cup in 2005 and in the Olympic Games From london. Here it is worth dreaming of gold.

Then come the diving, who already gave a bronze last week and this Monday they will see the presentation of one of the country’s flag bearers, Romel pacheco, a quadruple Olympic athlete, ready to participate in the individual classification on a trampoline, accompanied by the 17-year-old debutant Osmar Olvera. They do not carry the burden of staying on the line in synch (the pair was Castillo-Celaya) and their big goal will be to get into the top eight in the final on Tuesday.

The winning experience will come on Wednesday in one of the favorite tests of Mexican divers, the platform, with the qualification for Alejandra Orozco Y Gabriela Agundez, driven by what was done in sync, and then on Friday with the silver medalist in London, Iván García, also from the individual platform, this year escorted by Andrés Villarreal. This will close the dives, but we are talking about three strong cards with a chance of ending.

From here the panorama is less clear, but the agenda is loaded and we are not going to close ourselves to the possibility of a surprise as just happened in lifting weights with Aremi FuentesSo let’s think about the experience and charisma that Nuria Diosdado is going to put on this Monday in the presentation of the synchronized swimming couple with Joana Jiménez, first it will be the free routine and on Tuesday we will see the technical presentation. They are not favorites and the competition will be with 21 other couples, however they will have their moment to dazzle.

We must also mention the couple of cyclists in the sprint event of Luz Daniela Gaxiola Y Yuliana Verdugo, who will run qualifying on Monday along with seven other teams. They will be under the magnifying glass of the federative controversies and surely their way to Tokyo has been especially turbulent, but nothing prevents them from competing and looking for the bell.

Also, they are on the agenda for this day Diego del Real in hammer throw, José Luis Sánchez in the 50m rifle three positions, Laura Galván in the 1500m classification, Alfonso Leyva in wrestling and the beach volleyball couple of Josué Gaxiola and José Luis Rubio, who will risk their lives in the round of 16 against one of the favorites, Brazil.

At the moment the Mexican delegation is in 68th place of the 72 that have been on the podium and, although nothing will be easy, the value of the three bronzes already obtained can be multiplied if in some of these disciplines a medal from another is added Colour. Hopefully there are at least two more in some way expected and another as a surprise.


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