Juan Diego Garcia prepares to compete in the Grand Prix and stay on top of the world rankings
The Tokyo 2020 Games gold medal winner will conclude his competitive year in Manchester, England; Gearing up at CNAR, by orders of Jannet Alegra
Mexico City. – Gold Medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Juan Diego Garcia Lopezwill conclude its competitive year at the Manchester 2022 Para Taekwondo Grand Prix, which will take place from October 17-21 in England, United Kingdom, with the aim of maintaining first place in the world rankings for the K44-70kg class, currently an achievement.
“I feel happy and motivated because everything is going well, we are on the right track, in every competition we stop, we do well and that’s what we look for with the multidisciplinary team, we do a very specific preparation for each competitionShe highlighted the world runner-up in an interview with the National Committee for Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE).
The competition in Manchester is a G-6 class competition, which will award 60 points in the international standings to the gold winners, bringing together the best exponents in the world.
“The goal is to stay in the ranking and the jackpot is the events that award the most points. Right now, the preparations were even stronger because the competitions were so close together’,” said Sinaloan, who was crowned at the Paris Grand Prix in early September.
García López, the current US Paralympic Paralympic champion, continues his training at the National Center for the Development of Athletic Talent and High Performance (CNAR), a CONADE complex, under the guidance of national coach Jannet Alegría and technical advice from triple Olympic medalist, Maria del Rosario Espinosa.
“I am looking for as many points as possible, as many as possible and throwing all the meat on the grill, we can’t stop, we have to keep training because the days we stop training are the days we won. It is not possible to add new experiences or jobs that Professor Janet has prepared for us“, He said.
Despite the achievements made, the 19-year-old national team has not lost ground and is clear about its main goal of attending its second Paralympic Games in Paris 2024.
“I feel focused because at that time I also had rivals to defeat and I still have, because I know we are all looking for the same dream and I think everyone is preparing really hard to be able to do things well and that everything changes out like everyone else yearns‘, he confirmed.
Finally, he shared that the fact that there are new members of the Para Taekwondo National Team motivates him to do his best.
“New members have been added to the team and the truth is that I am very happy because they are looking for the same dream and they have arrived with great motivation, and this is something that also attracts me, because I know there are people who are also pursuing that goals and I am happy more than anything else because Barra Taekwondo in Mexico is growing and in a moment The result As a team we are already more and we can fight for those titles for the team too“, pointed out.
The 2022 Manchester Grand Prix will have five selected teams on the orders of coach Janet Alegria: Claudia Romero Rodriguez in the K44-47kg, Jessica Perines Garcia Quijano in the K44-52kg, Juan Diego Garcia Lopez in the K44-70kg, Luis Mario Nájera Vleeschower in K44 -80 kg and Fernanda Vargas Fernández in K44 +65 kg.