The marchers Mirna Ortiz and Mayra Herrera complete the 20km away from the podium in Tokyo


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The marchers Mirna Ortiz and Mayra Herrera complete the 20km away from the podium in Tokyo

The two athletes were the representatives of Guatemala in the women’s march of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

TOKYO, JAPAN – Guatemalan women Mirna ortiz Y Mayra herrera ended their participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by completing the 20-kilometer test of the women’s march away from the fight for the medals, closing the intervention of this sporting discipline in the Olympic event.

With time of 1:40:23, Mirna ortiz completed the circuit developed in the Odori Park of Sapporo in position 44, 11 minutes apart from the winner, being the best Guatemalan located in the general classification of the competition and the second Central American behind the Costa Rican Noelia Vargas who entered the position 21.

It is worth mentioning that Mirna ortiz, who competed for the third time at the Olympic Games, is the designated flag bearer of the Guatemalan delegation and completed the competition without receiving any penalties along the way.

For its part, Mayra carolina herrera crossed the finish line with a time of 1:44:30 in 50th place completing his third appearance at the Olympics. Herrera saw his presentation conditioned, since before completing the 10 kilometers he received three warnings and had to enter the penalty area, losing some places.

At the end of the 20 kilometers, the winner of the gold medal was the Italian Antonella Palmisano with a time of 1:29:12, followed by the Colombian Sandra Arenas with 1:29:37, while the Chinese Hong Liu, completed all three positions on the podium with a record of 1:29:57.

From this account, Guatemala closes its intervention in the athletic march in the three tests in which it participated. In the 20 kilometers of men’s march, Jose Calel obtained the 30th position with a time of 1:26:55, while Jose Ortiz he finished in 40th place with 1:28:57. Jose Alejandro Barrondo he did not have the same luck and was disqualified.

In the 50 kilometer distance, the only athlete to complete the race was Uriel barrondo in 34th place with a record of 4:08:34. Erick barrondo, his brother and Olympic medalist, was disqualified and Luis Angel Sanchez abandoned the test.


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