Alejandra Valencia will seek to make history in Mexican Olympism | TUDN Ambassadors

Alejandra Valencia She has remained in the world elite for more than a decade and, for an athlete as successful as her, saying that she is perhaps living her best moment is no small feat. The Mexican archer currently occupies third position in the world ranking and will arrive at Paris 2024 as one of the big favourites to fight for medals.

Valencia began competing in 2010, more than a decade ago, and soon achieved her first major victory. This came at the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, a competition she went to as a favorite and did not disappoint, taking home pair of gold medalsboth individually and as a team.

This victory at the Pan American Games also brought her a greater reward: the ticket to compete in her first Olympic Games in London 2012. In addition, at this point in her career, the Mexican also had a bronze medal at the World Cup.

Alejandra has proven to be a fierce competitor, with a lot of character in decisive moments and who always helps her teammates to be better. Her leadership has been key to Mexico being considered a power in the discipline.

The Hermosillo, Sonora native has collected medals throughout her career. In total, He has four silver medals and two bronze medals in World Championships. and has participated in three editions of the Olympic Games.

Needless to say, her greatest achievement as an athlete came at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, when she won the bronze medal in the mixed competition, alongside Luis Álvarez.

Paris 2024 will mark Alejandra Valencia’s fourth participation in the Olympic Games and the Mexican archer is arriving at her best moment. The average per arrow she achieved during 2023 was 9.22, the best throughout her career and she achieved victory in 20 of the 26 matches she had.

Valencia is already a historic medalist in Mexican sportbut now, she has the chance to rub shoulders with the greatest of Mexican Olympism. So far, María del Rosario Espinoza (3), Paola Espinosa, Germán Sánchez, Joaquín Capilla (3) and Alejandra Orozco are the only athletes with medals in 2 or more different Olympic Games and Alejandra could join this select group in the coming months.

 
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