By not having his poles: Santiago Ford puts his qualification for the Olympic Games at risk

By not having his poles: Santiago Ford puts his qualification for the Olympic Games at risk
By not having his poles: Santiago Ford puts his qualification for the Olympic Games at risk

Santiago

Just last weekend, in Italy, Santiago Ford participated in the Multistars tournament, part of the International Athletics Federation circuit, where he sought to score points for qualification for the Olympic Games.

Whoever it was decathlon gold medal at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games I had the goal of finishing in the top 5, issue that would allow him to climb into the area of ​​athletes who will participate in Paris 2024.

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After the first day, Santiago Ford was third in the tests held at the Gabre Gabric Sports Center in Sanpolino, Brescia. However, On Sunday, the Cuban-born ended up disqualified in the penultimate competition, the javelin throw, issue that left him outside of any option to score points.

Through his social networks, he gave his explanation on the subject. “Not having my poles, I couldn’t have the expected result in that test and that’s where my competition ended. From my heart I express to you that it is very frustrating that these things happen, “That your work and training hours collapse due to things beyond your control, since everyone who understands my discipline knows that you cannot do a decathlon every weekend and this was a very important opportunity for me and my team.” , he reflected.

The problem, says Santiago Ford, is that Looking ahead to his next challenge, the Ibero-American Athletics Championships to be held in Brazil, he once again does not know if he will have the option of traveling with his poles.

It is frustrating that these things happen, really desperate and the only thing I hope by expressing everything that happened is that beyond this not happening to me again, I want a precedent to remain so that it does not happen to any of my colleagues. The only reason I train and work every day is to represent and leave the name of Chile at the highest level, I truly promise you that I have given everything to leave the name of my country at the highest level and that is why it is very frustrating that this has happened,” concluded a sad national athlete, who Due to these problems, his place in Paris 2024 is seriously at risk.

 
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