Published On: Mon, Aug 8th, 2016

Seven athletes from Guanajuato are competing in Rio 2016

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In an interview with national newspaper El Financiero, the director general of the Sports Commission in Guanajuato (Code), Isaac Piña Valdivia pointed out that seven athletes from Guanajuato are participating in the Río de Janeiro Olympic Games; 3 of them for second occasion, as in the case of Ana Isabel Tavera, Liliana Ibanez and Daniel Vargas. He stated that the new generation is integrated by very young athletes, such as 19-year-old Goretti Zumaya, Ignacio Prado and Eva Gurrola.

“It is a great pride, these athletes have been working hard for more than 12 years to achieve this goal; several of them have participated in the National Juvenile Olympics before reaching the level necessary to be part of the highest forum of sports in the world, The Olympics” said Piña Valdivia.

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Swimmer Liliana Ibáñez is from Celaya (Image: Google).

The Leones cyclist Ignacio Prado (Image: Google)

Cyclist Ignacio Prado from León. (Image: Google).

Daniel Vargas is a Mexican (Leon, Gto) long-distance runner.

Daniel Vargas: long-distance runner from León. (Image: Google).

Eva Alicia Gurrola Ortiz (Leon, Gto) will be participated in Weightlifting Women's 63kg Event, during Rio 2016 (Image: Google)

Eva Alicia Gurrola Ortiz (Leon, Gto). Weightlifting Women’s 63kg category (Image: Google).

A clear example is young Goretti Alejandra Zumaya Flores from Salamanca, who is ranked third in the ISSF International Shooting Sport Federation-in rifle shooting.

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, which started on August 5th, Mexico is representing by a total of 126 athletes (81 men, 45 women) in 24 sports, 3 disciplines and 76 events.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Jose Elias Orozco, High Performance Sports state coordinator, decared that these seven athletes obtained a scholarship of $12,000 pesos per month.

“Today, athletes that are classified to the Olympics, both Olympians and Paralympians have a scholarship of $12,000 pesos per month, ranging from the moment of their classification, to the end of the year, when an analysis of their performance and results will be carried out.

“This is an unprecedented amount that has been that has been assigned to athletes in order to achieve their career goals.” Elias Orozco specified that the scholarship used to be of five thousand pesos in previous administrations.

He concluded that this year’s Fund for High Performance Athletes (Fader) amounted a total of 10 million pesos (five million less than in 2015 due to budget cuts). However, the state of Guanajuato supports more than 73 athletes with scholarships, although only seven of them were able to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Jorge Luis Quiñones Jazo (Leon Gto), is a part of Mexico's Volleyball team. (Image: Google).

Jorge Luis Quiñones Jazo (Leon Gto), Volleyball national team. (Image: Google).

Ana Isabel Tavera Gonzalez (From San Miguel de Allende) of Mexico and her guide Jonathan Sanchez. (Image: Google)

Ana Isabel Tavera Gonzalez (From San Miguel de Allende)  (Image: Google).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/

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