Gloria Zarza wins Mexico’s first silver at the Paralympic Games

The parathlete from the State of Mexico, Gloria Zarza Guadarrama, won a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, after finishing second in bullet momentum, category F54.



After Rio 2016, he decided to get on the podium in Tokyo and did not stop working.  (Tania Contreras)


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After Rio 2016, he decided to get on the podium in Tokyo and did not stop working. (Tania Contreras)

The Zinacantepec native set the best record of her career, 8.06, with which he achieved the podium that was denied five years ago in Rio 2016, where he was only three centimeters from the medal area.

In the end alone was surpassed by the Chilean Francisca Mardones Sepulveda, who marked a distance of 8.33 and set a new world record in the category.

Successful cycle

After the frustration of Rio de Janeiro 2016, Gloria Zarza Guadarrama he set out to get on the podium in Tokyo, did not stop working, overcame surgeries on his arms and stomach, and under the orders of coach Iván Rodríguez, he had an Olympic process full of successes that included, World bronze medal in 2019, bronze medal in the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, as well as improving his own record at the beginning of the year in Italy with 7.48 meters.






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Now in the Tokyo Paralympics he achieved his best mark: 8.06 and that medal that was promised five years ago.

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