Historic qualification for the Olympic Games for Argentina: it will have two representatives in skateboarding for the first time

Historic qualification for the Olympic Games for Argentina: it will have two representatives in skateboarding for the first time
Historic qualification for the Olympic Games for Argentina: it will have two representatives in skateboarding for the first time

Matías Dell Olio qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in skateboarding (OIS/Jon Buckle)

For the first time in its history, Argentine sport will have two representatives in one of the new disciplines that have been part of the Olympic Games since the last edition of Tokyo 2020. Matías Dell Olio and Mauro Iglesias achieved a place in the qualifier that took place in Budapest, Hungary, and will compete in the Paris 2024 skateboarding tests.

On the Dell Olio side, it should be mentioned that it closed its participation in the stage that took place in the European country in a great way. After finishing in 8th place in the semifinals, the native of Mar del Plata secured the Olympic quota after adding points for the ranking of the street event. Already in the final, he finished in fifth place and crowned a great work after the 10th place that he had achieved in the previous stage, which took place in Shanghai China.

After achieving classification in the Olympics Qualifier Seriess, the skater from Mar del Plata used his social networks to celebrate the Olympic ticket. “I got my place in Paris 2024 in the Olympic qualifier in Budapest, I always dreamed and worked with a lot of passion to achieve it. Today I can say that all the sacrifices I made over the years were worth it to make history as the first Argentine to enter the Olympic Games in my sport skateboarding street.“, wrote.

Del Ollio in the street skate final in the Budapest qualifier, Hungary (REUTERS/Marton Monus)

“Today I can say that all those sacrifices I made over the years were worth it to make history as the first Argentine to enter the Olympic Games in my sport skateboarding street. Thank you to everyone who helped me along the path of life to make history with me,” Dell Olio added.

It should be mentioned that the 27-year-old skater achieved the best score in run (one of the events of the event), with 91.92. Immediately afterwards, in the tricks test he added 86.05 and 87.60 as his best scores to finish this Sunday’s day in Budapest with a total of 265.57 points. In the balance of the competition, the representatives of Japan finished in the first three places: Hirigoye Yuto won the competition with 283.01 and was followed by Onodera Ginwoo (276.46) and Shirai Sora (270.02)

On the side of Iglesias, the one born in Lanús and who He began skateboarding in the Monte Chingolo neighborhood outside his house with a box and a ramp that his father built for him., also gave the grade and joined his compatriot’s classification. Mauro guaranteed his Olympic place after finishing in 28th place in the general classification.

In his excursion through the qualifying stage in Shanghai, the Buenos Aires native obtained 72.37 points (28 among 42 skaters), while in the Hungarian capital he added 58.11 to finish in 34th position out of the 43 participants in the test.

Mauro Iglesias with his Olympic ticket

“See you at the Olympic Games in Paris, thanks to everyone who helped and supported to make this possible, the Argentine Skating Confederation, ENARD, my family and all the people of Argentina,” were the words that Iglesias wrote on his networks. social events to show their joy at getting the Olympic ticket. Mauro’s participation was noted because he competed with Lionel Messi’s number 10 shirt, the same one he used during the World Cup in Qatar against Poland.

In this way, after the classification of the Argentine volleyball team and if we add that Elián Larregina also assured his presence in the 400 meters of the Paris 2024 athletics thanks to winning the Madrid meeting with a mark of 44.93 – new national record – and minimum mark for the Olympic Games, now Argentina reached 131 places.

Larregina, who had missed the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, last year due to an injury, had had a great achievement a little over a month ago when he won the Ibero-American Championship on the track of the Federal University of Mato Grosso, in Cuiabá, Brazil. On that occasion he recorded 45s27 and beat his national record, which he now improved by dropping below 45 seconds, which ensured his place for the Paris Games despite having his presence at the Olympic event almost assured thanks to the ranking of World Athletics (international athletics federation).

With the confirmation that skateboarding will be Olympic, Argentina already has a secure presence in the following disciplines: soccer, sports shooting, archery, fencing, taekwondo, rowing, speed canoeing, swimming, modern pentathlon, tennis, horse riding, field hockey, handball , sailing, cycling, rugby seven, triathlon, tennis, volleyball, athletics, golf, judo and table tennis.

 
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