Tuesday , May 18 2021

Luz Acosta receives an Olympic medal in London in 2012

CITI OF MEXICO (THE UNIVERSAL) .- Waiting for Luz Mercedes Acosta who, after six years, got a bronze medal he won at the 2012 Olympics in London in a weight test category of 63 kilograms, after disqualification of three athletes for doping.

At an emotional ceremony held at the Mexican Olympic Committee, Olegario Vazquez Rana, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, awarded the third prize to Sonoran. After that, Carlos Padilla, the president of the COM, presented a pine which supported him as an Olympic medal, so Ana Gabriel Guevara finally gave a bouquet of flowers.

"After retiring with a high performance, with 22 years of career, I felt like I had to do something in weight and I felt empty because we did not achieve the goals we set," said Luz Mercedes, who said he would recognition of "justice is done".

On the wall of athletes

At the end of the event, his name was discovered on the wall of athletes who won the JJOO medal.

The medal is the number 69 of the Mexican delegation in the history of the Games, and the third is that Mexico gets in weightlifting after the gold Soraia Jimenez in Sydney 2000 and the bronze of Damaris Aguirre in Beijing in 2008.

International athletes who took away medals by doping and who opened the way to the Mexican were: Kazakhstan Maya Maneza, Russian Svetlana Tsarukaeva and Turkish Sibel Simsek. La Sonora finished sixth in the 63 pound test.

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