Alejandra Valencia: Olympic participation was in danger because competition uniforms never arrived


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Alejandra Valencia: Olympic participation was in danger because competition uniforms never arrived

The Mexican medalist revealed that the archery team never received the clothing to compete in Tokyo

After the bronze medal she obtained in mixed archery at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Alejandra Valencia told ESPN that the participation of the Mexican team was at risk because the competition uniforms with which they would participate never arrived.

“The competition (uniforms) did not reach us Tokyo. To date they have not reached us. We competed with the federation, three days before going to Tokyo between him and the coach said: ‘I don’t think the uniforms will arrive, we will have the line shirts printed, so that in case they do not arrive we will use these’ And said and done, if we had not done it we would not have been able to shoot, due to the Olympic regulations, who knows what would have happened “.

The Mexican commented that it was the president of the Mexican Archery Federation, Santiago Avitia Hernández, who took the measure to be able to participate in the Olympic tournament, by placing the seals of the Mexican Olympic Committee and the Mexican flag on the uniforms. of training.

“They contacted us in the middle of the competition to tell us that there had been a production error and that is why they had not sent the uniform.”

Valencia commented that in a way the team of archery de México felt supported by the action taken by its president, which is not the case with some other federations where communication does not flow from athlete to federation.

“Their president does not answer the phone and ours is always very attentive. The other sports that do not have communication with their federation are those that did suffer and that had a bad time. We would not have to be worried about that, just to train, not worry about other things. “


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