The badminton player receives the affection of the people, after his historic participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Guatemala surrenders to Kevin Cordón! The Zacapaneco badminton player returned to the country, after his historic participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and he was greeted by a crowd of people, who accompanied him for several kilometers in a joyous caravan.
The emotion was on the surface, Entire families, children, adults, people who left their work for a moment, approached the ‘chiva’ who transferred the fourth best Olympic badminton player to zone 1 in the capital, where a private company had prepared a treat for him.
Flags were waving, vehicle horns sounded. Bikers were approaching, even men on bicycles joined the party. Nobody wanted to miss the opportunity to be near the historic Zacapaneco.
The caravan began at La Aurora International Airport, where Kevin Cordón was received by his family, friends, neighbors, and government and sports authorities. The most important media in the country were attentive to the minute. The arrival of the Guatemalan caught the attention of locals and strangers.
Welcome Kevin! 🙌🇬🇹💙🏸
This is how Kevin Cordón’s caravan goes as it passes through Avenida La Reforma. The Zacapaneco left-hander greets the Guatemalans as they pass, after their participation in # Tokyo2020.#PassionForGuatemala #badminton #Tokyo challenge @COGuatemalan pic.twitter.com/Dcoa1APmcd
– CDAG (@CDAG_Guatemala) August 4, 2021
At the edge of noon the caravan passed through the Civic Center and arrived at the Historic Center with the rain as a surprise guest. Not even the water prevented people from taking to the streets to greet the Guatemalan.
Now Kevin Cordón will return to his native La Unión, Zacapa, and after a few days he will return to the Capital to plan the start of a new Olympic cycle. For now, he will rest embraced by the love of thousands of Guatemalans.
🏸🇬🇹 Kevin Cordón walks through the different streets and avenues of Guatemala City 👏🏽
💻 https://t.co/w9CZxsirKx 📲 pic.twitter.com/dJNE0F3qnq
– ESPN Guatemala (@ESPN_GT) August 4, 2021