Day of two bronzes for Mexico in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics


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Day of two bronzes for Mexico in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Diego López and Lenia Ruvalcaba gave Mexico medals in the swimming and judo events, respectively

JAPAN — Diego Lopez sumo bronze in swimming after he took third place in the men’s 50-meter backstroke final at the Tokyo Aquatic Center. López added his first Paralympic medal after in Rio 2016 he stayed close in the same discipline.

Diego finished with a time of 45:66 and was behind the Ukrainian Denys Ostapchenko and the Chinese Liankang Zou, who were second and first, respectively. For his part, Jesús Hernández, was fourth place by just tenths of a second with a time of 45:75.

In Judo, Lenia Ruvalcaba She claimed bronze by beating Turkey’s Raziye Ulucam 10-0 at the Nippon Budokan in the women’s -70 kilograms category. In this way, the judoka added her third medal in her fourth Paralympic games, having previously won gold in Rio 2016 and silver in Beijing 2008.

Meanwhile, Naomi Somellera was in eighth place in the final of the women’s 400 meter freestyle swimming final. This was his first Paralympic participation and after a good semifinal, he entered the fight for the medals, although he was far from them.

Haydee Viviana Aceves He was seventh in the 500 meter backstroke. In his third games, Aceves fought for the medal, but could not hang a metal for the Mexican delegation. While Patricia Valle fell short in the specialty and could not qualify for the final of it.

In the 200 meters freestyle, also in Swimming, Christopher Tronco finished in eighth place in the final of the specialty with a time of 5: 08.34.

In Athletics, Erick ortiz monroand he slipped into the Shot put final, but did not have a mark and was in last place in the specialty final.

What’s more, Leonardo de Jesus Pérez He stroked glory on the tartan at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium by finishing fifth in the 1500 meters T52 with a mark of 3: 54.82, just 10 seconds ahead of third place Japanese Hirokazu Ueyonabaru.

In Paratriathlon, the Mexican Brenda osnaya she was close to the medals when she finished in fifth place with a time of 1:16:32, just two minutes more than third place, who was the Brazilian Jessica Ferreira.

Also, in Athletics Monica Rodriguez She qualified for the final of the women’s 1500 meters T11 accompanied by her guide Kevin Aguilar, while Diana Coraza remained in fifth place in her elimination heat and could not enter the fight for medals. It will be this Sunday when Rodríguez fights for a medal.

In Remo, Michel Munoz He came in third place in Final B and although he no longer had a chance for medals, he improved his record. Finally, Juan Pablo Fernández could not sneak into the final of the 400 meters in Athletics when he was in fourth place in heat 2 in the qualifying rounds of the specialty.


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