Mexico shines in artistic gymnastics with Alexa Moreno and Natalia Escalera

Gymnasts Paulina Campos, Natalia Escalera, Grays Briceño, Ahtziri Sandoval, Cassandra Loustalot and Alexa Moreno, during the USA Gymnastics Games, in Medellin.Mexican Gymnastics Federation

Mexican gymnasts have given their country a triumph of elegance. The women’s team finished as the nation’s runner-up at the Pan American Championships, as they sought passage to the World Cup in Belgium and to the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile this year. With good performances in the various devices, Mexico has a better score (159,099) than Canada (155,768), Brazil (150,399), and Argentina (147,366), although it is surpassed by the US B team (162). 167). The gymnasts who drew attention at the competition in Medellin were Alexa Moreno, the fourth-best gymnast at the last Olympics and gold medal winner in the vault event this Saturday, and promising 20-year-old Natalia Escalera.

The Mexican team was led by Alexa Moreno, followed by Natalia Escalera, Ahtaziri Sandoval, Cassandra Lostalot and Paulina Campos, as well as Grace Briceño, who was the back-up gymnast. Moreno returned to top-level competition in 2023 after spending two years recovering from shoulder and ankle surgeries. The 28-year-old athlete from Baja California wants to compete in the entire Olympic cycle: Central America in July, the World Cup in October and the Pan American Games. The goal is to get to the third Olympic Games in Paris. Moreno was Mexico’s senior gymnastics ambassador having in 2018 won Mexico’s first medal at the Gymnastics World Cup and shared the podium with legend Simone Biles. In the jump test, Moreno got the best score over the American Josclyn Roberson, in a good and accurate performance. Escalera was third and Sandoval fourth.

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The gymnastics gem that was formed these years is called Natalia Escalera. At the age of 20, he has already participated in two world championships, but it is during this period that he wants to get to his first games. “This is my first Olympics, determined and planned. I feel very good, I started the year very strong and all this as a blank for the next important competitions, I am ready for what will come next,” Escalera said in an interview with the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports. (Konade) The Escalera finished second in the test EverywhereWhile Alexa Moreno ranked fifth. Young Promise, in addition, was the third best value on the floor test and on the uneven bars. In the beam test, Loustalot had the fourth best score.

The men’s team achieved a good participation by achieving fifth place in the standings, below the United States, Brazil, Colombia and Canada. The Mexicans who made it to the Pan American Games are Isaac Nunez, Fabian de Luna, Jose Juarez, Maximiliano Galicia Flores, Rodrigo Gomez and Alonso Perez Torres, a backup gymnast.

Unlike other sports such as aquatic swimming, Conade supports and publicizes the performance of gymnasts. The big difference is that the president of the Swimming Federation is accused of embezzling millions of pesos and has harmed generations of swimmers since 2009. Ana Guevara, the highest commissioner for sports, announced that she sees herself reflected in the history of overcoming Alexa Moreno, who at the Rio Olympics was sad because of her physical complexion. The gymnast, a test of mental stamina, put that aside and leveraged it to use it as fuel to get to the point where it became the standard of the sport in her country.

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