Swimmer Jorge Iga got a ticket to Paris 2024 in the 100m freestyle

Swimmer Jorge Iga got a ticket to Paris 2024 in the 100m freestyle
Swimmer Jorge Iga got a ticket to Paris 2024 in the 100m freestyle

Jun 23, 2024, 00:43 ET

The athlete from Potosí established a new Mexican record in the discipline and will become the first athlete in the country to participate in the ‘queen event’ since Barcelona ’92


The Mexican swimmer Jorge Iga got his ticket at Paris 2024 Olympic Gamesafter swimming 100m freestyle in 48.30 and giving an Olympic A mark during the celebration of the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships Nuevo León 2024.

With this time, which also implemented a new Mexican brand, Jorge Iga He joins Miguel de Lara (200m breaststroke) and Gabriel Castaño (50m freestyle) as the Mexican swimmers who will have a presence in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

This brand also made Jorge Iga He is the first Mexican to participate in the ‘queen event’ of swimming in 32 years. The last athlete with that nationality to participate in the 100m freestyle in the Olympic Games was Rodrigo González in Barcelona 1992.

The swimming test serves as the last opportunity to meet swimmers who give the minimum time required to participate in the Olympic Games. It is worth mentioning that Jorge Iga came close to qualifying in the 200m, but he stopped trying.

 
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