Mexico at the Pan American Games. Day 7: Marco Verde, the sigh of Mexican boxing

Saul Trojano on ESPN DigitalOctober 28, 2023 at 01:36 ETReading: 4 minutes.

Alejandra Zavala: “The final was very close, and I was very nervous”

The Mexican athlete received her second medal in Santiago 2023 in sports shooting and a ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games.

Mexico added its first US boxing gold medal in eight years and qualified boxers for the 2024 Paris Games; But he did not exceed sixth place in the continental medals table.


Mexican boxing played two final matches on Friday in Pan American Games Santiago 2023 He raised a little fame yesterday, and achieved the gold medal with Green frame (71 kg) and silver Miguel Martinez (63.5 kg). In addition to adding a bronze medal in women’s boxing Setlali Ortiz (75 kg).

Marco Verdi celebrates the victory that led him to win the gold medal at the 2023 Santiago Games.Konade

Mexico He did not win a gold medal in Panamerica Games Eight years ago, when Joselito Velasquez achieved it at the 2015 Toronto Games and before that at the 2011 Guadalajara Games.

But happiness Green framea boy from Sinaloa whose father went to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, contrasts the internal chaos of the sport and the sadness surrounding the competition’s medal table.

Internally, boxing is a sport in which Ricardo Contreras has had the same national federation president for over 30 years, and his successes are merely two Olympic bronze medals, lack of support and using the national federation as a personal business. There is no system for discovering talent, no training for coaches or support to create a team capable of surviving in the amateur world for more than four years. His most memorable act was when he ordered boxers to jump before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In the medal table, preliminary analysis highlights the downfall of the Cuban powerhouse, which barely won two golds and four medals out of the 13 medals contested. At the summit, Brazil came with four gold medals and a total of 12 medals. They are followed by the United States (two golds and a total of six medals), Cuba, Canada (two golds and a total of six medals), Colombia (one gold and a total of six medals), and Mexico with three medals. The sixth Mexican position confirms that history Green frame It is more a warning of the occasion than an expectation of good organisation.

Highlight

he Modern pentathlon Mexico He finished with a perfect mark on Santiago 2023 Pan American Games: He won the five available gold medals (two individual, one medley relay, and two relay for each branch) and the two Olympic spots that were disputed.

Individual events are only held at the Olympics, but they will come there Mexico With the silver medal he won Emiliano Hernandez At the World Specialty Championship a few months ago, it was expected that there would be a finalist in both branches.

disappointment

Mexican tennis was left without representatives after defeating Ernesto Escobedo in the quarter-finals of the singles tournament. In women, Mexico did not even appear and did not have the opportunity to play in the mixed tournament.

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