Women count five more medals than male athletes since Sydney 2000
For Mexico, women have become the strongest card throughout the 21st century when it comes to Olympic Games, and at the end of the Tokyo 2020, female athletes have expanded their advantage over men.
Since the Sydney 2000 Olympics to date, a total of 17 women have achieved at least one medal. This has been translated for the country into two gold, six silver and 12 bronze medals.
Even, Maria del Rosario Espinoza is the only Mexican to have three medals in three different editions, while Paola Espinosa Y Alejandra Orozco they count two metals each.
The advantage they have over men is four athletes from 2000 to 2021. The 15 medals achieved are 13 in individual or pair competitions and two achieved in joint sports, with the men’s soccer team, which managed to get on the podium in London 2012 and Tokyo 2020.
The men have reached 2 gold medals, 6 silver and 7 bronze, for a total of 15; that is, five less than women.
The last metal that the Mexican delegation conquered on Japanese soil was by the Tri Olympic, which finished in third place by beating Japan. The team led by Jaime Lozano defeated the local squad 3-1 and got a bronze medal, the only one for the men’s representation in Tokyo 2020.