Buenos Aires Fencing Belen Perez-Maurice, three-time Olympic actress and pan-American double medalist, has injured a meniscus in her left leg and will not compete tomorrow in the Grand Prix of Orléans, France, her first competition after competing in Tokyo. It happened last July.
That day was confirmed, from France, to Telam Perez-Maurice, who explained: “I really wanted to compete in France. The tournament doctor saw me and told me I couldn’t shoot, that I had a problem with my crescent. When I come back I have to do all my studies in Buenos Aires,” the fencer said. “.
“It’s in my left leg. I came in with some discomfort. Last Sunday was the 100th National Championship. I wanted to compete and throw it away and I won the No. 13 championship. I think it got a little worse there and then finished the flight.”
He explained: “It was a very uncomfortable ride. When I arrived my knee was very swollen. That gave me the final touch. I really wanted to compete in France but they told me it could get worse.”
Perez Morris, silver medalist at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, 2019 and bronze medalist in Toronto, Canada, 2015, in singles swords, has played three Olympic games: London 2012 (21st place), Rio de Janeiro 2016 (25) and Tokyo 2020.
On July 15, Nicolania Perez-Morris, in her third Olympic game, was eliminated by Hungarian qualifier Anna Marton (6), who she defeated 15-12 (8-5 for Argentina in the first of both rounds) in Tokyo. 2020 Ladies individual sword event.
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At the end of this test, his coach, Lucas Socedo – who since 2007 has been in charge of the Argentine men’s and women’s swords teams, with whom he trains six days a week – asks him to marry him in front of the television cameras. from the official broadcast.
In Tokyo, Perez Morris, 36, became the fourth Argentine to play three Olympic Games in a row after Alejandra Carbone (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 in singles chips). Raúl Socedo (Los Angeles 1932, Berlin 1936, London 1948 with a single sword) and Omar Vergara (Mexico 1968, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 with a swordsman).
Born in San Nicolas, Buenos Aires, Pérez Morris is a food engineer, advertising model, and first corporal in the Argentine Army.