If what Alberto Abarza did at the Tokyo Paralympic Games was already extraordinary, with a gold and a silver medal, the Chilean swimmer’s thing is already legendary.
The thing is obtained another silver medal, after finishing second in the 50m backstroke test S2, registering a time of 57.76, behind Brazilian Gabriel dos Santos, who won gold with 53.96. Meanwhile, the bronze went to Vladimir Danilenko, from the Russian Olympic Committee, with 59.47.
“It’s nice, you have to take care of that now. It was a very tough test, it hurt a lot. Winning other money is very rewarding. It was worth all the sacrifice to get to Tokyo“Abarza acknowledged to TVN.
“The dream we had of arriving here and winning a medal was stronger than anything. Chile showed that it is up for great things worldwide,” he added.
With this, The Chilean delegation has so far had five medals in the Paralympics, as Abarza’s three are joined by the gold of Francisca Mardones in the shot put and the silver of Mariana Zúñiga in the archery.