February 23, 2024

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2023, the year to realize the Olympic dream – Marca Claro

2023, the year to realize the Olympic dream – Marca Claro

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2023 is a very important year for athletes in pursuit of the Olympic dream. | Reuters

By Gabriel Mendoza

The year 2023 will be very important for amateur athletes because There will be great sporting events such as the Central American Games and the Pan American Games in the same year, They will also face the World Series, Selective for Paris 2024 Or the scoring events that put them Approaching the struggle for a place for the summer exhibition.

This is the second time that the Central and Continental American competition has coincided in the same year since 1959, Caracas hosted the regional competition in January and Chicago did the same With the Pan American Games in September.

As a result of the pandemic, the Olympic Committees of the continent will have to fulfill in two years what was planned for four, so the date of the Central American Games in El Salvador has been moved twice and will certainly be from June 23 to July. 8. Where due to haste and due modifications Panama gave up keeping them because they would have a common venue with the Dominican Republic where seven sports would be played: Equestrian, rowing, hockey, taekwondo, modern pentathlon, racquetball, and shooting sports.

This will be the third time that El Salvador hosts this fair It will bring together more than five thousand athletes, from 37 countries in 44 disciplines, as Mexico will strive to surpass 341 metals, Including 132 gold, 118 silver and 91 bronze, placing him first in the overall medal table.

From October 20 to November 5, it was The Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, where more than seven thousand athletes from 41 countries will be called to compete in 40 sports, Since in addition to looking for titles such as the best on the continent, it also highlights that it will be the global event that gives the most places to Paris 2024 because it will be in 21 direct sports, in addition to the fact that in 12 disciplines points will be awarded for the ranking or they will be able to Achieving the minimum qualifying marks.

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While at the 2023 World Championships he stood out Figure skating that will take place from March 23-27 in Montpellier where Donovan Carrillo is expected, Who made history by being the first Mexican in an Olympic final this winter season and finished 22nd. The man from Guadalajara is expected to develop positively because he underwent surgery on his right ankle a few weeks ago.

The World Athletics Championships will be held from August 19 to 27 in Hungary It will welcome athletes from more than 200 countries to crown it in 49 disciplines of this sport, in addition to awarding points for the international ranking.

The FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup will be held from August 25th to September 10th Philippines, Japan and Indonesia The top seven teams in the competition will qualify directly to Paris 2024.

one of Taekwondo will be in Azerbaijan in June where the winner of the gold will get 200 points for the Olympic ranking which will help him to be among the top six From the eight sections to qualify directly for the summer exhibition. Mexico must match their six medals at the 2022 edition, as they were crowned with three world titles.

From July 14 to 30, the World Swimming Championships will be held in Fukuoka to welcome specialists from the six aquatic disciplines. There will be venues for Paris 2024 for diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, while in open water and swimming They will be able to give the minimum marks required by World Aquatics.

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Mexico will have it from October 6 to 15 The Beach Volleyball World Championship, which will be even the first for Latin America Where Tlaxcala will be the center of this competition to receive 192 athletes, where the winners of each branch will have their Olympic quota.

It will be held in November Archery World Cup Final in Hermosillo, Sonora, The 32 best recurve and composite archers will meet to be crowned elite.