Duilio Carrillo, the other Mexican who dreams of a medal in the Olympics – Fox Sports

Duilio Carrillo, the other Mexican who dreams of a medal in the Olympics – Fox Sports
Duilio Carrillo, the other Mexican who dreams of a medal in the Olympics – Fox Sports

I will arrive looking to go to the final; once among the 18 best, I will be able to aspire to a good result”, is the objective that is set Duilio Carrillo for the Olympic that will be carried out in Paris this 2024.

The Mexican delegation can rest assured, since in modern pentathlon They will have two great talents like Emiliano Hernandez and Duilio Carrillo, Pan American champion in the relay event in Santiago 2023.

“In Rio 2026, no one had noticed the Mexican Ismael Hernández. The media began to follow him halfway through the shot-race event and he made a splash with the bronze medal. Now Emiliano, Ismael’s brother, arrives at a high level and I am in good shape.“, he pointed.

Who is Duilio Carrillo, Mexican modern pentathlon athlete?

Duilio Carrillo is 27 years old, is 1.84m tall and weighs 80 kilos.but he revealed that he did not always have that privileged physique that helps him compete in the modern pentathlon.

“I was not graceful; in fact I wanted to try jumping and gymnasticsbut They didn’t accept me because I was ‘short’ (short) and chubby. In the end, with hard work, I came out ahead in the pentathlon,” he confessed in an interview with EFE.

In the same conversation, Carrillo commented on his routine ahead of the fair in Paris; train eight hours a day starting at 5:40 in the morningwhich has forged his temper and to that is added the challenge of living up to his compatriot Emiliano Hernández.

Emiliano’s good resultsworld runner-up in 2023, They have strengthened me too. as his teammate and we will both arrive in Paris with the possibility of competing on a one-for-one basis with the great powers“I’m optimistic.”

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Paris will have changes in the modern pentathlon

Carrillo also spoke of the changes that the modern pentathlon will have for Paris, as the last edition to include the equestrian test or the ltime limit what will be in the rounds of semi-finals and final of only 90 minutes.

“That change is nostalgic for me, but It will be good because being a horse riding specialist is difficult; You get different horses and, although we train with different horses to deal with different temperaments, it is complicated in competition.

“It will be very tiring (time limit). In five minutes you hardly have time to take a breath between testsbut we have prepared ourselves to do well in a competition that will be very attractive.”

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