Jane Valencia, the first Mexican woman in Olympic wrestling

Jane Valencia to get her pass to Tokyo 2020 - Conade

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Jane Valencia to get her pass to Tokyo 2020 – Conade


What a story, juanáticos! Jane Valencia studied as a Surgeon at the Guadalajara Lamar University, is married to the Puerto Rican wrestler, Jaime Espinal and they have a daughter born in 2017. For her part, she has been in Olympic wrestling for more than 15 years.

Jane has been present in three Olympic processes: London 2012 where he did not qualify due to lack of experience, Rio 2016 in which his participation was postponed due to administrative problems of the CONADE, Y Finally, Tokyo 2020, preparation that he decided to do on his side due to the lack of support. Valencia decided to prepare in the Penn State University, in the United States where he found the help of up to seven coaches, including Olympic and world champions.

There are conditioning coaches, technical coaches, tactical coaches, the head coach, I have the weight coach, I have another that is more about positions up, another that is more about positions down, so it is a very complete system. It is one of the best universities in the United States, the facilities are practically new. I find myself training with the best from all over the country, they come here to prepare – Jane Valencia, interview with El Economista

For it, Valencia part of its preparation was paid for with the sale of a clothing line designed in collaboration with Alejandra Romero, also an Olympic wrestler and who was present at the Ottawa pre-Olympic. Jane Valencia will be present at Tokyo 2020 in the 57 kg free category, and will start her way on August 4 with the round of 16, in case of qualifying, the final will be held on August 5.

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