The Peruvian athletics team arrived in Tokyo to participate in the Olympic Games


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The Peruvian athletics team arrived in Tokyo to participate in the Olympic Games

The Peruvian Athletics delegation is already in Tokyo to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games starting this week.

The members of the Peruvian delegation are the marchers Luis Henry Campos, César Rodríguez, Leyde Guerra, Kimberly García and Mary Luz Andía, and the marathoners Gladys Tejeda, Jovana De La Cruz and Cristian Pacheco.

After settling in the Olympic Village, the athletes recognized the competition circuit, in Sapporo’s Odori Park.

Gladys Tejeda is the most experienced athlete on the track team. The marathon runner, who won the gold medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, has already been to the London 2012 Olympic Games (she was 43rd) and in Rio 2016 (she was 15th).

The first to compete will be the marchers. They will do it on Thursday, August 5, from 02:30 Peruvian time, in the 20 km athletic walking competition. The next day, at the same time, it will be the women’s turn, including Kimberly García who was 14th in Rio 2016.

Gladys Tejeda’s debut will be in the women’s marathon, on Friday, August 6 at 5 pm Peruvian time. Meanwhile, Cristian Pachecho, gold and record in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, will be the last Peruvian to compete. He will do it on Saturday, August 7, at 5:00 p.m., in the men’s marathon.


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