Martina Weil’s Gold Medal Triumph at the 2023 Pan American Games: A Look Inside the Race and Emotional Reactions

2023-12-02 03:59:01

Martina Weil was present at We can talkan instance in which he referred to his performance at the 2023 Pan American Gameswhere he won a gold medal in the 400-meter dash competition and a silver medal in the 4×100.

In conversation with Jean Philippe Cretton, the athlete revealed that he doesn’t remember the race in which he won the gold because it was like “having seen it from the outside” and not in first person.

“It happens to me that I see the race and It’s hard for me to believe that I was the one who ran it.. I’m absolutely out, like I’m seeing it from above, I swear, I don’t remember anything about the race. She was too nervous“, the athlete was sincere.

Martina Weil for her performance at the 2023 Pan American Games

“When I entered the straight first, that’s when I started to feel my knees were falling, who couldn’t take it anymore. I was saying ‘I left very quickly, I’m going to die, I’m going to die!‘, and I started to look, a little, at the screen to see where (the other competitors) were coming from. I was scared to death that they were going to catch up with me in the end, because in truth I left very quickly and I was very tired. Technically it was a terrible race“, Martina revealed.

Faced with this, the space driver asked him what he had felt, then, when he realized that he had reached the finish line first.

“It was like relief, I swear that was the first thing I felt, because it happened to me that there were so many people there, so cold to the point (sic). They were all wet, it was crazy to be in the National Stadium at that time with that weather. So, it was: If you are here to see me run, I made it”.

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The young woman also referred to his parents’ reaction facing his triumph. Regarding his father, the former Pan American athlete and multi-medallist Gert Weil, Martina said she saw him “on fire.” “I asked her ‘how many Pan American medals did you win? How many do I need to catch up with you?’, and she told me ‘no, you’re missing it, skinny girl.’”

The athlete also surprised by revealing that her mother, the Colombian and nationalized Chilean athlete, Ximena Restrepo, He didn’t say anything to him at the end of the race. where she won gold.

“He didn’t tell me anything, He just hugged me and it was like a ‘you sent it to me’ hug., everything you have worked for, everything we have done. Having gone to live in Belgium, having had to extend the season. It was all worth it,’” Martina surmised from the way her mother greeted her after her run.

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