Colombia’s Laura Gomez qualifies for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Colombian, Laura Gomez, will participate in her second Winter Olympics. photo courtesy

This Sunday, December 12, the Colombian skater, Laura Isabel Gomez Quintero, I got rated in 2022 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Beijing, China, February 4-20. The class was confirmed after his brilliant presentation in the group start method of ISU Speed ​​Skating World Cup Calgary, Canada.

In the middle of this test, the 31-year-old athlete “Kavitera” managed to reach the final, which is why she guaranteed her participation in the fencing in the Chinese capital. At the crucial stage, Gomez reached Center number 14, and set a time 8: 33.190 and get a total 54 points. The first three places went to Italian Francesca LollobrigidaCanadian Ivani Blongin and the Russians Elizaveta Golubeva, with 120, 108 and 96 units, respectively.

“Very happy because even though I worked hard for several months, I know that behind this there were a lot of people who dreamed about it and it wouldn’t be easy at all. It’s a bit unbelievable, Colombians are known for their existence determination and passionUltimately it will make a difference. “I was anxious more than anything else, and all the prayers came,” the Colombian said in statements compiled by the Foreign Ministry. colombian skating federation.

The challenges do not end here, because in addition to ensuring that they exist, the goal will be to be able to do so Improve your performance before the event, which was first played in Chamonix (France) in 1924. “Work harder, the following is not easy, people are preparing more, We want to leave Colombia as best we can, and work harder from a technical point of view to reach the best physical condition.

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This will be the second Winter Olympics for a baby born in Carmen de Viboral, AntioquiaWell, let’s remember that he was also present in the copy 2018, held in Pyeongchang (South Korea), at the time The first and only skater from Colombia that qualified for this type of tropical competition.

About the Winter Olympics:

The program for the 2022 Winter Olympics will consist of 15 winter sports, including Ski In three disciplines: technical, speed, and short speed. In addition to this there is also Ski Acrobatic Alps in the background ice hockeyAnd Ski jumpsAnd skateboard, among other things. approx Three thousand athletes will compete in 109 modalities, seven of them are new, which will make this event, according to the organizers, the most equal in history, with 45.44% female participation.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics logo appears at the Sports Museum in Shanghai, China.  December 8, 2021. (Reuters) / Ali Song
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics logo appears at the Sports Museum in Shanghai, China. December 8, 2021. (Reuters) / Ali Song

This will be the first Winter Games to be held in China, and The third global duels in a row in the Asian continent, adding these from Tokyo 2020, where Colombia won five medals, and Pieongchang 2018. It is estimated that to achieve this there will be an investment close to $3.9 billion, less than one-tenth of the 43,000 million invested in those in 2008 —Also in Beijing.

One of the weaknesses of Beijing 2022 will be The ultimate lack of natural snow because relatively low altitude From the places of the Alps.

The maximum height of Yanqing and Zhangjiakou exists 2200 m. Although winter temperatures in Beijing are usually very low, the lack of rainfall in the area can be a problem. When in doubt, the courts in both places are already equipped with dozens of Synthetic snow cannons. ** With information from EFE.

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