with the last Tokyo Olympics 2020 Mexican athletes participated in the atypical version of the extreme sports competition. In the case of the Mexican delegation, he achieved a total of Four bronze medals. In Mexico, various political sectors and sponsors promised prizes and support to competitors who won an Olympic medal.
A little over a month after the conclusion of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Different State governments and state sponsors have honored athletes with various awards and discrimination in their places of origin. But recently an Olympic medalist denounced one of the economic awards she received from the government of Saudi Arabia. Baja California He had no money.
Aremy Fuentes, winner of Bronze in weightlifting From the 76 kg category, he explained at a conference that Jaime Bonilla Valdez, Governor of Baja California, A There is no economic prize. On August 12, he met him at a ceremony to appreciate his efforts in Japanese territory and award him an award The check is valid for 50,000 Mexican pesos.
however, Deposit not continued Aremi Fuentes noted that the act was a “disrespect” to their efforts, noting that they only used their image to mark the Bonilla administration.
“As of the date the check was handed over, I haven’t seen the deposit reversed, the check isn’t there, and I am unapologetically grateful for the use of an Olympic medalist’s photo. It’s not that the check doesn’t have money, it’s that they tell me it doesn’t exist”
On the other hand, he indicated that he participated in the ceremony in all the protocols carried out by the state administration and Before the press he received his valid prize of 50,000 pesos.
“We were given an incentive of 50,000 pesos, as an estimate we did at the Olympics. The official photo was taken and everything,” he said at a press conference on Monday afternoon.
In addition, Baldion did not miss the debts of the Baja California authorities with her, because the award was not the only claim since the administration of Jaime Bonilla Sports scholarships owed him about 24,000 pesos.
“They gave us an extra figure, 24,000 pesos, but that’s the scholarship amount we got from late scholarships,” the Olympic athlete added.
Aremi Fuentes Zavala reiterated that the check is valid for 50 thousand pesos does not exist and admitted that Other athletes got higher rewards For their competitions in Tokyo 2020 existing 150,000 pesosWhile a female weightlifter barely earns 3,000 pesos a month, she hasn’t been able to collect her prize.
“The check has no money, it does not exist. Other Olympic medalists, who went to Tokyo 2020, and on his Olympic medal, his governments gave him 150,000 pesos, in addition to his 20,000 monthly salary, while I earn 3,000 per month plus 3,500 in food.”
He went on to point out that the fake award was a “mockery” of his long career in high-performance sports. “I have been representing the country since 2014. The 28-year-old athlete said that what they did made fun of what they did, they gave me a check in front of the media and that it does not exist, and that he has no money.”
Among his most notable achievements in weightlifting, Arimi earned a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima in the 76 kg category, and a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015. With him Bronze in Tokyo 2020 He reached the Olympic podium and one of the greatest Olympic glories of his career.
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