CULIACÁN._ Jorge Benjamin Gonzalez Sucida will travel to Switzerland and the United States in May to participate in his first competitions since the outbreak of the epidemic, with the aim of holding the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
In an interview with him at what was his training center in recent months, the sports track of the Ernesto Milan Park in Culiacan, Sinaloa, indicated that they would be good tests, because he will face the best of Europe first in Switzerland and then in the United States to the best of America, as well as measuring Same in the two events she will compete in in Tokyo, the long jump and the 400m dash.
“It would be good benchmarks to know what we need to adjust our training,” said a physical education student from Sinaloa Independent University, who will be participating in his third Paralympic Games.
Those born in Culiacan have faced tough hurdles to overcome in recent months. He first had to deal with the Covid-19 virus, once he recovered, hold confined training sessions, just at home. Then he decided to go out to train, but not on the best course, the Ernesto Milan park track, which is dirty and in poor condition.
“We have had many difficulties to overcome to be able to maintain our level in moderation,” said the visually impaired athlete, “but we imagine that other athletes have also gone through similar situations. So there are no excuses, you have to keep working hard.”
Finally, González Sauceda thanked the Federal Government, the state government, and the Independent University of Sinaloa for the support they continue to provide for the further raising of the name Sinaloa and Mexico.
Jorge Benjamin Gonzalez Sauceda was a two-assist athlete at the Paralympics, a bronze medalist in London 2012, has attended world championships, and a gold medalist at the American Paraban Games, among many other international events.