The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have already entered the history of Ecuadorian sport by being the best participation in the country in an Olympic event. It is the first time that Ecuador has achieved more than one medal in the same edition with all three of Richard Carapaz, Neisi Dajome and Tamara Salazar.
The Ecuadorian delegation has already seen the vast majority of those classified in action, but it still has some athletes who have not participated in Tokyo 2020 and who could deliver one more medal to the country. All Ecuadorian athletes will fight for the medal, but the following names are the most chosen for their brands and the achievements made in the Olympic cycle.
The Ibarreña marcher is one of the great favorites to get a place among the top three in the 20-kilometer march. Morejón had a great stage as a youth, where she was the under-18 world champion and achieved the under-20 world record. At only 21 years old, she is an athletes with a great future and who will be able to fight for a medal in Tokyo 2020.
The march is one of the strongest sports for Ecuador and proof of them are athletes like Hurtado, who with only 22 years has broken some records that were held by his idol, Jefferson Pérez. The Ecuadorian has just come out of COVID-19 and we have to wait to know if that will affect his capabilities, but in the previous one it is a great bet by Team Ecuador to add a new medal in the 20-kilometer march.
Pintado will participate in the 20-kilometer march. to which he arrives as Pan American champion after consecrating himself in Lima 2019 and in 2018 he was South American champion. At the age of 26, he will participate in his second Olympic Games and may have options to fight with the best in the world to win a medal.
Another marcher with great options to fight for the podium in Tokyo 2020. Villanueva was also Pan American champion in Lima 2019 and in February of this year he was crowned champion of the 50 kilometer march in Spain.