Heading to Paris 2024! Luis Grijalva gets the mark to reach the Olympics

Joshua Utrella31 August 2023, at 16:42Reading: 3 minutes.

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Guatemala – The Athlete Luis Grijalva He continues to make history for Guatemala. This Thursday he got his ticket to Paris 2024 Olympic GamesHe ranked fourth in the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland, With a time of 12:55.88Which makes him the second representative of his country in the Olympic Games that will be held next year.

The minimum mark Luis Grijalva needed to set is 13:05.00 between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024, so with today’s competition on his ticket to the Olympic Games for the second time in a row.

On Thursday, Grijalva competed in the 5,000-meter race at the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland. There were a total of 16 athletes who took the starting position. “Tarzan” was the only representative from Latin America, competing with runners from: Ethiopia, France, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States.

The competition was won by Ethiopian Yomif Kegelcha with a time of 12:46.91. Ethiopian Selemon Barega took second place with a time of 12:54.17, and American Grant Fisher came in third place with a time of 12:54.49. Luis Grijalva finished fourth with a time of 12:55.88.

Luis Grijalva during the 5000m final in Budapest 2023Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Four days after participating in the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where he finished fourth with a time of 13:12.50, the Guatemalan athlete found his revenge in the Diamond League, achieving the goal of Paris 2024.

Luis Grijalva He previously showed signs of achieving the qualifying time during his participation in the Diamond League when he competed in Florence, Italy, where he recorded 12:52.97, and in Oslo, Norway, with a time of 12:56.63. Now you have entered the required date.

At the age of 24, Grijalva became the second Guatemalan athlete to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, after Jose Barrondo had previously achieved this in the 20 km walk test.

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