The third medal for Mexico got here in Tokyo 2020. The weightlifter from Tonala, Chiapas, Aremi Fuentes made historical past in his Olympic debut and with a dramatic finale he took third place within the 76 kg occasion.
The mexican raised 245 kg totals and took third place. Within the first spherical he closed with 108 and within the second, it loaded up 137. However nonetheless, the participation of the Korean was nonetheless lacking Suhyeon Kim, who was lurking across the podium.
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Suhyeon Kim opted for 140 kg, a foul on the second try precipitated the rebellion was canceled and the crying was inevitable. Within the third the bronze was performed, an error left her out, in the meantime, the Mexican awaited the end result.
Kim failed. Aremi Fuentes was left with the third place and the coveted medal for Mexico. The third in Tokyo 2020, the fourth in weightlifting, the 72nd within the historical past of Mexicans within the Olympic Video games.
Aremi Fuentes, fourth Mexican Olympian in weightlifting
“My dream, my aim is to be on the rostrum and I don’t cease combating for that aim”Aremi Fuentes declared forward of Tokyo 2020. The aim was met, the one from Tonala, Chiapas, positioned her title within the Olympic historical past of Mexico and have become the fourth lady to hold a medal in weightlifting.
The success story of Mexican weightlifters started with Soraya Jimenez in Sidney 2000. The one from Naucalpan, State of Mexico, was the primary so as to add a medal for Mexico in Weightlifting; the one gold thus far.
Jiménez left his legacy and future generations sought to emulate him. Damaris Aguirre achieved bronze in Beijing 2008 and Mild Acosta in London 2012.
In Tokyo 2020, Ana Gabriela Lopez (55 kg) and Aremi Fuentes (76kg) made their Olympic debut. The primary one mentioned goodbye with an honorable ninth place, the second to take motion was the Chiapas lady: she was going for the rostrum and he or she obtained it. “I belief myself, my preparation and my energy.”
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Mexican Olympic Weightlifting Medalists:
- Soraya Jiménez – Sidney 2000 – Gold
- Damaris Aguirre – Beijing 2008 – Bronze
- Luz Acosta – London 2012 – Bronze
- Aremi Fuentes – Tokyo 2020 – Bronze
Weightlifting is the fifth sport that has thrown probably the most medals for the Mexican delegation. Equestrian and Taekwondo with 7, Athletics with 11, Boxing with 13 and Diving with 15, are forward.