AMLO asks not to “blame” athletes for Tokyo 2020 results


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AMLO asks not to "blame" athletes for Tokyo 2020 results

The president of Mexico assured that he will give a good reception to the athletes after the delegation finished in the 84th place in the Olympic Games

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, asked this Tuesday no “blame the jocks” for the results in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, in which the representation of their country obtained four bronze medals.

“The results have to do with a series of factors, You cannot blame the athletes, they applied themselves and we are going to welcome them well, I am going to meet with them, we are going to give each one a recognition“, expressed the president in his morning press conference at the National Palace.

Mexico finished the Olympic Games in 84th place in the world with four bronze medals in weightlifting, archery, diving, swimming and soccer.

In the previous Rio 2016 Games, Mexico obtained five medals (three silver and two bronze) and in London 2012 he won eight medals (one gold, three silver and four bronze),

“Express my appreciation to the delegation that represented us in Tokyo 2020, they made all their effort, they applied themselves thoroughly and they deserve respect, “he said. Lopez Obrador.

The president, who recalled that he is a regular baseball player, pointed out that the key “It is not always winning, the important thing is to continue practicing sports, not giving up“.

“We are going to continue supporting sport because they are not only medals, sport is preventive medicine and we all have to be champions in this and obtain medals. We will continue to help and promote the sport. I send all the participants a hug and an acknowledgment“, he expressed.

They have won bronze medals Aremi Fuentes, by lifting weights; the pair of Gabriela Agundez Y Alejandra Orozco by diving on a synchronized platform, the team of Alejandra Valencia Y Luis Alvarez the mixed archery event, and the Mexican soccer team.

On August 2, Lopez Obrador announced that among the rewards that the Mexican Government will deliver to the medalists, the fourth places will also be taken into account, after the Mexican gymnast Alexa moreno obtained a historic fourth place.


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