The native of Mexico City will share the national flag with the diver Romel Pacheco.
This Wednesday, June 23, the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) announced that Gabriela López, a renowned golfer, will be the standard-bearer of the Mexican delegation at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
Through social networks, the native of Mexico City shared her happiness for the news and said she was honored to carry out the task, which she will share with diver Romel Pacheco.
I am so excited because, for athletes, there is no greater honor than to raise the Mexican flag at such a special event, such as the Olympics. He announced that this would be my second.
It should be noted that her assignment as flag bearer was in doubt since women's golf will be held in the second week of the Olympic tournament, and due to sanitary measures, she cannot be on Japanese soil until five days before the event; However, Gaby will move to Japan on July 21, will stay at the Olympic Village, will be at the ceremony and later will go to a hotel near the field authorized by the COM.
I want to thank COM for the experience that I will live on because it is unique and will always be in my heart. "I would also like to thank the Canadian and Mexican golf federations for promoting the sport to girls and boys," he said.
For its part, the Mexican Golf Federation said it was proud of the nomination because "this confirms the dream time that national golf is living. The fact that Gaby López represents Mexican women on a stage like Tokyo, full of pride, satisfaction, and joy", explained Jorge Robledo, president of the Federation.
The Mexico City native's victories on the LPGA tour were in 2018 at Blue Bay and in 2020 at Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Pacheco, 34, sights in Tokyo to get his first Olympic medal. This medal has been denied him in his career in which he claims to be the 2016 World Cup champion.
In Tokyo, which will mean the fourth Olympic Games in his career, Pacheco will compete in the individual 3-meter springboard event and his compatriot Osmar Olvera.
Pacheco assured that Tokyo would mark his retirement as a jumper to start his career as a federal deputy after winning elections with the conservative National Action Party in the southern state of Yucatán.
The COM president, Carlos Padilla, assured Efe that Tokyo, Mexico aspires to bring about 150 athletes. He hopes they will get at least five medals to equal the harvest of three silver and two bronze that were achieved four years ago years in Rio de Janeiro.
Mexicans have a high chance of winning medals in taekwondo, jumping jacks, archery, sports shooting, baseball, modern pentathlon, and soccer.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will open on July 23 in the capital of Japan and will end on August 8.