Tokyo 2020: Paola Morán qualified for the semifinals of the 400 meters.


The Mexican will play in the semifinals next Wednesday. It was his best mark of the season.

Activity for Mexico continues in Tokyo 2020. Now, it was the turn of athletics. Mexico's Paola Morán finished third in the 400m semifinals with a time of 51:18 seconds.

The one born in the Perla Tapatia achieved her best mark of the season and even slowed down the pace in the last meters by having the pass tied. His presentation took place in the fifth round of the test.

The representatives of the Bahamas, the United States, Great Britain, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic will be the delegations that will have representatives within the 24 tickets of the semifinals, Which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4 at 5:30 a.m. in Mexico.

Stephanie Ann McPherson overtook her from Jamaica and Natalia Kaczmarek from Poland.

Morán Errejon started the test in the fifth lane, and slowly, he was connecting with the first places.

For some moments, it came to position itself in second place. Finally, however, realizing that he already had his pass secured, he lowered the intensity and finished the third step since no one else was pressing them.

The 24-year-old runner is making his Olympic debut and is one of the national sport's hopes for a medal fight. She participated in the Pan American Games in Lima 2019 and managed to hang the silver medal within the same discipline, with a final time of 51.02 seconds.

The Aztec began her career in athletics in 2010, when she entered the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles. Five years later, she started her full training in the 400-meter dash, which led to her first summer competition.

At the age of 12, while studying in England, she received an award as the best athlete for her performance in athletics.

In 2013, Moran began his career with high performance, and his first start was at a national event in his hometown. He competed as an under-18 in the 100m and 400m sprints, and in both, he won the title.

A year later, at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China took first place in the 400-meter hurdles.

For 2019, Morán won an Olympic ticket to the National Athletics Championships in Chihuahua. According to the record requested by World Athletics, it is 51.35 seconds, and Mexico finished with 51.32.

However, for the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, he registered a mark of 51.02 seconds. That allowed him to get the silver medal.

As part of her preparation for the Olympics, the sprinter participated in two indoor competitions, where she remained in the top five positions. Given this participation, the sprinter is aware that her ark had to improve to dream of the final.

Mexico did not represent this discipline since Beijing 2008, and the last to do so was Gabriela Medina, who remained in the semifinal round. Her final position was 23rd in the general classification.

Jalisco's training and daily training have prepared him to improve his marks and other physical aspects.

As a result, Tokyo became the clear target to carry out one of his best performances so far in his career.