Mexico in the Tokyo 2020 swimming: far from the finals


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Mexico in the Tokyo 2020 swimming: far from the finals

Byanca Melissa Rodríguez Villanueva, Gabriel Castaño García and Ángel Martínez were the exponents of the Mexican delegation

The Swimming is one of the disciplines in which Mexico little has shone in Olympic Games; however, two medals in Mexico 68 indicate that there are cases of success by national swimmers, despite everything, in Tokyo 2020 It was not possible to replicate the success that was had more than 50 years ago.

Byanca Melissa Rodríguez Villanueva, Gabriel Castaño García and Ángel Martínez were the exponents of this sport for this edition of the summer fair. Despite their best efforts, they fell far short of adding a historic medal in this discipline.

First, Byanca Rodríguez competed in the women’s 100 and 200 meters breaststroke. In the first test he was in the qualifying phase and could not sneak into the semifinals. Meanwhile, for the second specialty, she could not sneak into the top 16 for the semifinals either.

For his part, Gabriel Castaño competed in the 50 meter freestyle and after competing in series 7 for a place in the semifinal, he could not reach it, so he was far from the medals.

Finally, Ángel Martínez was in the 200 meters styles and also was in the qualifying round prior to the semifinals, which left him without the option of looking for a medal.

Previously, it was María Teresa Ramírez with a bronze in the 800 meters freestyle and Felipe Muñoz with a gold in the 200 meters breaststroke who placed Mexico in the elite of the pool. Despite everything, after the achievements of both, the Mexican delegation has not been able to replicate a podium.


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