What you need to know:
The only gold medal that Mexico won in Doha was thanks to Osmar Olvera.
The lack of economic support has not been an impediment for the Mexican delegation participating in the World Championship held in Doha to put Mexico’s name very high, since so far they have six medals; one of gold, one of silver and four of bronze.
And that’s not all, Several Olympic places were added that ensure that there will be more Aztec representatives in Paris this summerwhich further increases the possibility of winning several gold medals in a discipline in which Mexico has stood out in recent years.
Olympic tickets that Mexico won
Ale Orozco and Gabi Agúndez are an effective duo in terms of synchronized diving, they finished in fourth place in the 10 meter platform and They secured another Olympic berth for Mexico.
Aranza Vazquez He also did not get on the podium at the Doha World Championships, he stayed in seventh place on the three-meter springboard and added another Olympic ticket to the tally.
Kevin Berlin He finished within the top ten in the 10 meters individual and although he did not reach the podium, secured another Olympic ticket to the Parisian capital, just like Martha Sandoval and Paul Strehlke in the 10 km of open water.
Mexico medals in the Championship
- Osmar Olvera | Gold and bronze medal
- Gaby Agúndez, Aranza Vázquez, Jair Ocampo and Randal Williars | Silver medal
- Kevin Berlin and Ale Estudillo | Bronze medal
- Diego Villalobos and Miranda Barrera | Bronze medal
- Diego Villalobos and Trinidad Meza | Bronze medal
Osmar Olvera gold medal
The only gold medal that Mexico has at the Doha World Championships Osmar Olvera achieved it from the one-meter diving board and that was not all, he won a bronze medal from three meters.
And if it was not enough, finished in fourth place in synchronized diving from three meters together with Rodrigo Diegoa result with which they secured another Olympic place for Mexico.
Who is going to the Olympic Games?
The merit of the Olympic places is entirely the athletes, however, they still do not know which of them will go to Paris. Of the ten places that have been obtained for Paris, only Kevin Berlin, Randal Willars and Osmar Olvera have a safe place.
The rest of the divers would have to participate in a selective, since the places are given to the Federations, not to the athletes, only the gold medal gives them a direct passalthough so far it is unknown whether there will be or not, some participants hope that it will not be the case, since there is no point in competing for a place that they have already earned.