The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will begin on August 24 and end on September 5
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, carried out the flag of the Aztec delegation that will participate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The president assured that athletes will always have the support of the government and pointed out that they are an example for the whole country.
In the facilities of the National Palace the Flagging Ceremony was held, Amalia Pérez and Edgar Barajas being the ones chosen to carry the flag in the Japanese joust. In the event, Claudia Sheinbaum, Head of Government of Mexico City, and Ana Gabriela Guevara, General Director of CONADE, accompanied the President of Mexico, who dedicated an emotional message to the members of the Paralympic delegation and stressed that those who finish in fourth position will be treated as if they had won a medal.
“Since before being here they have been deserving of medals, for all the effort they have made with the support of their families, coaches, that is why we are very pleased that here in the national palace, which is the people’s house, we carry out this ceremony , to wish them well, we are sure that they will have an outstanding performance, because they are and it is more than proven, fighting women and men, struggling, persevering, who defy adversity, and do not lose faith and hope, they are full of life, for that reason, we are sure that they will do very well, they will represent an extraordinary country, with a millenary culture, the greatness of Mexico comes from its cultural tradition, that is what has always carried us forward.
“We are going to establish one more medal for those who came in fourth place because, as Ana commented, it was minimal that they arrived, this is the competition, the sport, here we are going to meet again and the government that I represent, with the budget of the People, we will give them their support when they return, their recognition, they will always have support from us, they are an example for all the people of Mexico, thank you very much for your congratulations, “he said.
For her part, Ana Gabriela Guevara recalled the outstanding performances that Mexican athletes have signed in past editions of the Paralympic Games and expressed her pride in the effort made by all athletes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Mexico has proven to be a protagonist in the Paralympic games, great results and great medalists, the games will be marked by this detail that made us go into retrospect, the uncertainty, saving the most important thing that is health, it continues to be a preponderant and competitor for Arrive in Tokyo, keep taking care, the Covid is one more competitor, the following days will fill you with emotion, with patriotism that makes us feel when we see them in competition, that the effort is worth it.
“Everything they dedicated, that these games mark a page in their life, let’s not stop in mediocrity or pessimism, dedication and time are not understood, it is easy to judge a tenth, not be on the podium, the physical has already been done , comes the mental, convince yourselves, it is a pride to accompany you and see that this day arrives, you represent Mexico, I wish you the best of success, “he commented.
For her part, Rosa María Guerrero Cazares spoke on behalf of the Paralympic delegation and thanked Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Ana Guevara for their support.
“We have worked for a long time, the effort is reflected by being part of this group. For some it is repeating what was done in other editions and surpassing their marks, for others it will be the first, it has not been easy, the wait was long, the pandemic It has hit us but we continue with courage, passion and dedication, we are ready to fight, thank you, Mr. President, because you have supported the sport, you have sought mechanisms to express admiration and respect for Ana Guevara, your career is an example to follow, for being aware of our preparation, only then can we be about to compete at the highest level.
“Mr. President, General Director, we know the effort they have made in the pandemic, maintaining our scholarships, we have continued our training at home with the sports equipment that Conade provided us, many people make it possible for us to be ready to go in search of our dreams Everything is possible, we are capable of everything, let’s enjoy this event and give everything, “he declared.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will begin on August 24 and end on September 5.