Iconic moment of Kevin Cordón is remembered by the Olympic Games with an emotional message


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Iconic moment of Kevin Cordón is remembered by the Olympic Games with an emotional message

The Guatemalan badminton player reached fourth place in the recently completed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

TOKYO JAPAN — Kevin Cordon made dreaming Guatemala with an Olympic medal with his extraordinary presentation made in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, becoming the only Latin American in the fight for the medals. He reached the fight for bronze against the Indonesian Anthony Ginting, where the Asian climbed to the podium by winning by a score of 2-0.

However, the 34-year-old badminton player from La Unión, Zacapa, fulfilled a historic feat in his fourth Olympic event: Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020. It placed Guatemala among the seven semi-finalist countries in the history of the Olympic Games, since only Indonesia, Korea, Denmark, China, Malaysia and Thailand had accessed.

In addition, he won the recognition of the Latin American public who poured out to support him on social networks as he progressed in the direct elimination brackets that were played at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.

The most emotional moment that he lived Kevin Cordon It was when in the quarterfinals he beat the Korean Heo Kwangkee by a score of 2-0 with partials of 21-13 and 21-18 and reached the ticket to the semifinals. At the end of the game, He put his hands to his face and shed tears of joy on the court, an image that was captured internationally and this August 13 has been remembered by the official account of the Olympic Games in Spanish.

The exact moment you realize that your effort paid off #Juegos Olímpicos”Was the message that was shared on social networks along with the image of Kevin Cordon and three more athletes who also reflect their emotion after the result achieved in their respective sports discipline.

The way of Kevin Cordon in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics started in Group C of the qualifying phase where he beat the Mexican Lino Múñoz and Ka Long Angus from Hong Kong. In the Eighth Final he faced Dutchman Mark Caljouw and beat the key 2-1. In the Quarterfinals he defeated the Korean Kwanghee Heo and in the Semifinals he faced the Danish Viktor Axelsen where he was beaten 2-0. Finally, in the fight for bronze, Cordón lost to Indonesian Anthony Ginting by a score of 2-0.

Following its historic presentation at Tokyo 2020, Kevin Cordon He was received in Guatemala with a caravan where the public was able to show their appreciation to the athlete for raising the name and flag of Guatemala at the Olympic Games.


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