The Mexican divers Osmar Olvera, on springboard, and Gabriela Agúndez and Alejandra Orozco, on synchronized platform, continued the Mexican golden shine at the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile by winning first place in their events in the diving pit of the Aquatic Center of the Julio Martínez Prádanos National Stadium.
They opened the golden day with first place on the platform. Together they worked and won the medals of the specialty. The Mexican couple showed mettle and concentration in each of their jumps until they scored 315.42 points for first place in the test; Canadians Kate Miller and Caeli McKay took silver with a total of 310.29 units, while Brazilians Giovanna Pedroso and Ingrid de Oliveira won bronze with 273.60 units.
Americans Nike Agunbiade and Jordan Skilken did not participate in the event.
“We have worked, dreamed, shared in the defeats and triumphs and it has a very special flavor, it means a lot to us, to our team, our coaches, all the people who have not gotten off the ship until we reach port, until we fulfill all our dreams and it is the impulse to go for that Olympic place in the world championship and the impulse to improve, to see the details that we need to improve.
“There is no time to lose, we have to put in a lot of effort, we know that we are a very good team, very solid… I am very grateful to share my first gold with Gaby,” Orozco said with a huge smile.
The divers, bronze medalists in Tokyo 2020, said goodbye to Santiago, Chile. Agúndez with two golds and Orozco with gold and silver, synchronized and individual platform, respectively.
ASKS TO SOLVE THE SITUATION OF HER COACH
After winning his second gold medal in the JP, now on a three-meter springboard, Mexican Osmar Olvera asked that his coach Ma Jin's situation with Conade be resolved.
Olvera was the only one who scored above 500 points in the test, he obtained 536.15 units; Colombian Luis Felipe Uribe's second place was with 44.25 points and American Jack Ryan's third place was with 435.35 points.
“Very happy, I focused on enjoying each dive, obviously tomorrow (today) we are going for synchro and I am more than motivated.
“It is a spectacular closing, a dream debut, first place in one meter springboard, three meter springboard, the truth is that I am quite happy,” said Olvera, who has secured his ticket for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games since his medal at the World Cup. of Fukuoka 2023.
“Go back and continue training and continue improving, polish the details as my coach Ma Jin would say, hopefully all this will be resolved so that she can be with me to enjoy these achievements,” he expressed.
The diver spoke about the importance of having his coach close to be able to improve the details and ensure the results. He said he will compete in the national selective in December.
“I come focused on doing my thing, but it is a plus to have her by my side, she is the one who knows me, she is training me every day, she knows what to correct me, she knows what to tell me, I hope all this is resolved so that I can be here (with him) and enjoy these achievements, he couldn't be in the World Cup, he couldn't be here, but I hope everything is resolved so we can enjoy all this work together," he declared.