“The management was not done”: Santiago Ford points to those responsible for embarrassment that kept him away from the Olympic Games

“The management was not done”: Santiago Ford points to those responsible for embarrassment that kept him away from the Olympic Games
“The management was not done”: Santiago Ford points to those responsible for embarrassment that kept him away from the Olympic Games

The Chilean decathlete Santiago Fordgold medalist in Santiago 2023, was complicated on his way to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games due to a unusual situation that occurred last weekend.

The national representative failed to score the points he needed in the Multistars tournament, in Italy, and had to leave the competition due to not counting on their poles to compete in one of the tests.

What happened to your clubs? Ford spoke with DNA and explained what happened: “The first thing that failed was communication through those in charge of my trip. When we arrived at the airport, the airline (Air France) did not know that we were transporting poles, and I was alone with my coach, we had no support.”

Also check

“The airline does not transport clubs, because it has a law that I do not understand. So, the management was not done. If the airline can’t carry them, what will happen tomorrow? Since I lost the points in this competition, I have to compete again in Europe,” said the Team Chile athlete, who is worried that this situation will happen again.

“The Chilean Athletic Federation has to take charge”

Santiago Ford pointed to the Chilean Athletic Federation. “The Federation is in charge of buying the tickets, but it also has to make sure that I travel with my clubs. It cannot happen that I arrive at the airport and the airline tells me that I cannot travel with my poles, that they did not know I was going to travel with that and that they have a law that prohibits it.. Then I get to the competition and all the countries in the world, even those in South , do have poles. What is happening then? ”She mentioned.

“I don’t want this to happen again, because it affected not only me, but my entire team, we will have to make other plans to compete again in Europe in mid-June. I cannot afford for this situation to repeat itself. I am risking my Olympic qualification,” concluded the athlete of Cuban origin.

 
For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
 

-

PREV Radio Havana Cuba | This Saturday Cuba and Russia Friendship Race
NEXT Esteban Lazo received the President of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye, Numan Kurtulmuş – Radio Rebelde