The silver medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games, failed to complete the 50 kilometer at Tokyo 2020
TOKYO, JAPAN – The Guatemalan Erick Bernabé Barrondo failed to complete the 50-kilometer athletic walk in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after being disqualified after the 32 kilometers of the test held in the Odori Park of Sapporo in his third Olympic event.
The native of San Cristóbal Verapaz, received four warnings and after the instructions of the judges, he had to leave the test in a mandatory way. In the dressing room area, the Guatemalan shared his reaction on social networks with a message that attracted attention.
“We got here on our own resources and we fought with everything we had to where they left us. Little by little we will find a way to be among the number 1 again”, Shared Erick barrondo on your Twitter account, generating interaction immediately.
We got here on our own resources and we fought with everything we had to where they left us.
Little by little we will find a way to be among the number 1 again. pic.twitter.com/9mGs32Wxr0
– Erick Barrondo GT (@ ERICKBARRONDO14) August 5, 2021
According to sources consulted by ESPN Digital, Erick barrondo He did not reach an economic agreement with the Guatemalan Olympic Committee regarding the issue of the sports scholarship and decided to self-finance to perform in Tokyo. This due to a cut in the percentage of profit and did not agree.
This was the third participation of Erick barrondo in the Olympic Games. In London 2012 he reached the silver medal with a time of 1:18:57 to hang the historic medal for Guatemala and took the podium accompanied by the Chinese Ding Chen 8oro) and Zhen Wang (bronze).
In Rio de Janeiro, Barrondo completed the 20-kilometer march in 50th place, while the 50-kilometer competition was unable to do so due to a knee injury that prevented his performance. Now in Tokyo 2020, he competed in the 50 km distance, being the last time the competition was played in the history of the Olympic Games.
His brother Uriel Barrondo was in the same test and entered 34th place with a time of 4 hours, 8 minutes and 34 seconds.