The postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, produced by the coronavirus health emergency, has halted the aspirations of several Mexican athletes, who were living a good time and would fully reach the summer fair. Or, because of their age it will be difficult for them to return to the physical state and rhythm of competition for next year’s event.
The women’s softball team is a clear example.
The representative, according to the world ranking, is in fifth place and accumulated a series of brilliant results, including the qualification to Tokyo 2020, in a Pre-Olympic that won unbeaten and third place in the Asia-Pacific Cup, an event attended by several of the best representatives in the world.
“Unlike other sports, baseball players can’t do their hard training at home. They need the games on the field. Now, none can train ”hold Carlos Caro, manager of the ninth, to EL UNIVERSAL Sports.
The diver pair consisting of Juan Celaya and Yahel Castillo, the taekwodoín Briseida Acosta —who had not won their place for the joust, but had a good chance of doing it for their good time— and the gymnast Alexa Moreno, who has already won his pass and aspires to the Olympic podium, are other of the affected Mexican athletes.
“We were going to arrive well prepared for the Games. We made a camp in South Korea, which was practically going to extend to days before the start of the Games in Japan. We were going to train there. In addition, we were preparing a jump that this year nobody had made, especially for Tokyo 2020. Now everything is uncertain. We don’t know when we can return to practice “, holds Alfredo Hueto, Moreno’s coach.
The re-standardization of the great magna also affects athletes who are experiencing the decline of their career, such as the diver. Paola Espinosa or the legend of Mexican and world taekwondo, Maria del Rosario Espinoza, who would seek his fourth Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020.
With the readjustment of dates of the summer jousts to 2021, now they will arrive with 35 and 33 years of age, respectively.
A similar case lives the triathlete Crisanto Grajales, who will be 34 years old during the Games, now scheduled from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
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The gymnast Daniel Corral and Nuria Diosdado, captain of the artistic swimming team, will arrive at the Olympic event at the age of 31, a not so advanced age for high performance.
However, in the case of the disciplines they practice, their age could influence so that they can get their body back in tune and come well prepared to Tokyo.