‘I finally feel this liberation’: Daniel Corral says goodbye to artistic gymnastics after stepping away from medals
The athlete who represented Mexico in the artistic gymnastics category during the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020And Daniel Coral He sent a warm message to the Mexican public, announcing farewell to japan and possibly From the sport that led him to success for years.
Daniel Coral It’s been disqualified yet Your participation in Arikaki Gymnastics Center Where he participated in the six corresponding tests of male artistic gymnastics: Ground, pommel horse, loops, colt jump, parallel bars and high bar.
Unfortunately, the gymnast from Ensenada could not continue to be ranked, because despite the good performance, His scores pushed him away To become one of 24 athletes in the individual category who will compete for an Olympic medal in the sport.
As a result, after his debut on July 24 in Tokyo 2020, the young Mexican had to walk away from the medals and did so with the following message he released via his Twitter account:
“I be so proud And I am glad that I lived my third matches, I never imagined that at the age of 31 I would do gymnastics, but There was something inside of me that I had to fix and fixThis was the main reason to start this journey again after retiring for two years.”
And it is that Coral, as reported by his publications, has been away from this sport for several years, when he also decided to venture into reality From Azteca TV, Exathlon MexicoAnd In 2017. “And today, I finally feel that relief and that release that I’ve been longing for so much that I can rest‘,” the gymnast wrote after failing to qualify.
Daniel Coral received his first Olympic entry permit in London 2012He won several medals in the Olympic Games. By competing in the parallel bars category I was able to take 5th place before this, he had achieved Several gold and silver medals For more than a decade the Central American and Pan American Games.
Now the 31-year-old gymnast, having earned his pass for nearly a decade to the Olympics, He decided to say goodbye to this kind of sportAs he explained it in the following paragraphs of the text he posted a few hours ago:
“I feel very lucky So that I can do my last job Everywhere from my life Exactly where I’ve always wanted: In the Olympic Games!“
The Mexican left some ambiguity in his publication, thanking the audience who accompanied him during his performance this Saturday and stressing that it will not be the last time he appears in the world of sports.
“Thank you all for your support, your messages, and for staying awake to see me compete and to join me and live with me. This experience is very important to me. This is not over yet!“.
Despite Daniel’s defeat, Mexico continued to be represented in artistic gymnastics, but in the women’s branch, by the Baja California native, Alexa Moreno, who will make his first match in Tokyo 2020 on Sunday 25:00 at 06:30 (Mexico time), in search of his rankings.
Mexican performance Can be set directly Through TV, on four channels Claro and Claro Sports. On the Internet, the said medium will have a channel with competencies in YoutubeAnd as well as in her official page.
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