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Pacheco reported that he received an invitation from the PAN governor, Mauricio Vila, to join the campaigns and this Tuesday he appeared at the headquarters of that party in Mérida, his hometown (Photo: Moisés Pablo / Cuartoscuro)
Mexican jumper Rommel Pacheco Marrufo, triple champion of the Pan American Games, was registered this Tuesday in Mérida as a federal candidate of the III District of the National Action Party (PAN) for the mid-year elections.
Pacheco’s decision to accept the candidacy supposes an eventual end to his sports career, just over six months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for which it has been preparing since 2016.
Pacheco reported that he received an invitation from the PAN governor, Mauricio Vila, to join the campaigns and this Tuesday he appeared at the headquarters of that party in Mérida, his hometown, 1,700 kilometers southeast of Mexico City, and received the corresponding documentation.
The 2016 World Cup Champion received the certificate that accredits him as a candidate from the hands of the PAN state leader, Asís Cano.
Four years ago he had an outstanding performance in the preliminaries at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but a poor start in the final kept him from the medals, for which he intended to take revenge in Tokyo. (Photo: EFE)
After winning the gold medal on the platform at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Rommel was a silver medalist in that event in Rio de Janeiro 2007 and Guadalajara 2011 and won two titles at the Toronto 2015 continental games, on a three-meter springboard. individual and synchronized.
Four years ago he had an outstanding performance in the preliminaries at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but a poor start in the final kept him from the medals, for which he intended to take revenge in Tokyo.
A few hours ago the jumper recognized that I had the dilemma of continuing the training or jumping into politics and he assured that if today there is a roulette wheel to know if the Tokyo games are going to take place or not, the most probable thing is the announcement that they will not take place.
If he continues his career as an athlete, Pacheco will have to perform an outstanding performance against world-class opponents in the selectives to form the Mexico team, which hopes to win some medals in the next Olympic Games.
Rommel Pacheco obtained his pass for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The diver Rommel Pacheco won his pass to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, after having qualified for the final in the 2019 Swimming World Championships in Gwangju (Photo: EFE)
He diver Rommel Pacheco won his pass to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, after having qualified for the final in the Swimming World Cups in Gwangju 2019. It was the only missing piece for the Mexican stars of water sports to reach the maximum sporting event.
Qualified in the trampoline category three meters individual with 427.30 points that left him in sixth place; enough to secure his place in Tokyo next year. The dive that gave him his place in the Olympics consisted of four and a half laps of the grouped front, which gave him a partial score of 91.20 points; the best it has obtained in the competition so far.
It also has a YouTube channel where he uploads videos about what he does in his daily life, his experiences in competitions and some advice for athletes who are dedicated to the same discipline; has 177 thousand subscribers.
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