One of the sports that has given Mexico the most medals did not shine in these Olympic Games
Boxing is part of the sports culture in Mexico. It is one of the sports that has given the most glory professionally and that, in Olympic Games, boasts a good balance with 12 medals in the history of the competition.
Great names have been captured in the history of Olympism, starting with Francisco Cabañas, who gave the first medal for Mexico in the discipline in Los Angeles 1932. Fighters such as Fidel Ortiz, Juan Fabila, Ricardo Delgado, Antonio Roldán, Joaquín Rocha, Agustín Zaragoza, Juan Paredes, Héctor López, Mario González, Christian Bejarano and Misael Rodríguez have been the medalists.
However, in Tokyo 2020, the Mexican representatives were far from being able to fight for a medal. Both Rogelio Romero, Esmeralda Falcón and Brianda Tamara Cruz could not get on the Olympic podium.
In the case of Rogelio romero, He fought at light heavyweight (75-81 kg) and stayed in the quarterfinals, since in that instance he lost to Cuban Arlen López. Previously, he beat Croatian Luka Plantic. Despite everything, he could not qualify for the semifinals.
On the feminine side, Falcon Reyes she stayed in the round of 32 in lightweight (57-60 kg) when she lost to Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli. The native of Mexico City lost 4-1 and could not continue in her Olympic dream.
While Cruz Sandoval, from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, got on the string in welterweight (64-69 kg) and lost to American Oshae Jones 3-2 in the round of 32, which left her out of the fight for the medals.
In this way, boxing did not transcend in this fair due to sporting results after the most recent medal in this discipline was achieved in Rio 2016.