Alexa Moreno and the historic fourth place for Mexican gymnastics in Tokyo 2020


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Alexa Moreno and the historic fourth place for Mexican gymnastics in Tokyo 2020

The performance of Alexa Moreno left a historic fourth place in this discipline of Mexican sport.

There were four Mexican exponents in Gymnastics during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Alexa Moreno, Daniel Corral, Dafne Navarro and Rut Castillo represented Mexico in Artistic Gymnastics, in trampoline and rhythmic.

In all of history that Mexico has in the Olympism, a medal has never been given in this discipline, and this edition the medal was so close due to great performances such as that of Alexa moreno, who came in fourth place in the women’s colt jump, a situation that was historic for the sport and the athlete from Baja California.

Moreno competed in Artistic Gymnastics in the complete individual female and it was in the jump of colt, his specialty, where he qualified for the final of the same. It was last August 1 when he stroked the glory, since he was 17 hundredths behind the third place.

The one from Mexicali had one of the best Mexican performances in this discipline and excited a whole country that enjoyed the grand final with it.

Besides, Daniel Corral was unable to qualify for the finals of any apparatus after the complete individual Contest round. The Ensenada native was left out of any medal chance despite his good performance.

While, Dafne Navarro made history by being the first Mexican to advance to an Olympic final in Trampoline Gymnastics. The one from Guadalajara was in eighth position in the standings and that gave him the opportunity to fight for a metal. Already in the grand finale, he finished last in a historic feat.

While, Rut Castillo it was eliminated after four qualifying rounds in that discipline. The Mexican was in 22nd place in the general classification, so she did not reach a place among the first 10, who will fight for a place towards the medals. After four rotations, he reached 82,750 points, which were not enough to advance to the round.


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