Paralympics Tokyo 2020: Rosa María got bronze for Mexico in the discus throw.


Guerrero Cázares secured third place in the competition with a final distance of 24.11 meters below his opponents from China and Latvia.

The Mexican Rosa María Guerrero Cázares won one more medal for her nation in athletics, the F55 discus throwing discipline, where she stayed in third place with 24.11 meters.

Guerrero clinched the bronze medal just below his opponents Dong Feixia of China, who did 26.64 meters and obtained the gold medal, and Diana Dadzite of Latvia with 25.02 meters in the silver one.

The next closest Latin American competitor for Guerrero Caesar was Erica Maria Castano Salazar from Colombia, who finished fourth in the final with 23.98 meters.

According to the Mexican Paralympic Committee, this is Mexico's second medal in the Paralympic Games and the 291st in the entire history of the Aztec region.

"Second Mexican medal. Rosa María Guerrero wins a bronze medal in the discus throw. Congratulations, Rosa María", wrote COPAME through its social networks.

This is the first Paralympic Games for the Mexican athlete, who already had some highly relevant participation in the Pan-American Games, where she won two gold medals.

The Sinaloa native dedicated much of her life to soccer. Still, unfortunately, she was treated for a bacteria that eventually left her immobilized from the waist down.

Despite this, the athlete decided that she would continue in the sport, so she started with wheelchair basketball but later joined field athletics with Iván Rodríguez, coach, who integrated her into the Mexican Paralympic Center (CEPAMEX), from CONADE.

Rosa María made her debut in the World Para Athletics Championships, in the London 2017 edition, where she managed to get on the podium after winning the bronze medal in the F55 bullet test National Sports Commission.

In Lima 2019, the F55 category from Sinaloa won the gold medal and set an incredible Parapan American record, with a mark of 28.11 meters in the F55 / 54/53 shot put final.

In addition, Guerrero Cázares won gold, with a Parapan American record, in the F55 / 54 discus throw final, with a mark of 22.64 meters.

During his participation in the 2019 Dubai World Cup, he took place in the Tokyo Paralympic Games, finishing fourth in the discus throw final, classification F55, with 22.43 meters.

His last match before facing the Tokyo 2020 Challenge was at the Jesulo Open Championship, the third stop of the Para Athletics Grand Prix in Venice, Italy. There he won first place on the Disc F55 with a result of 24.37 meters.

Swimmer  Fabiola Ramírez won the first medal for Mexico at the  Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by finishing third in the women's 100m backstrokes final with a time of  2: 36.54.

With this achievement of Ramírez, the Tricolor delegation made its way into the Paralympic medal table. It achieved the 290th medal in the history of Mexico in the Paralympic Games, remaining only ten metals away from reaching the  300 awards.

Mexico will be represented by 60 athletes who will compete in eleven disciplines. The Mexican delegation comprises 29 women and 31 men, who will be in swimming, for powerlifting, athletics, table tennis, equestrian, boccia, judo, and taekwondo, for rowing, archery, and triathlon.