With the experience of having gone to Rio de Janeiro 2016, the judoka and the swimmer are medal hopes for the Mexican Paralympic sport in Tokyo.
The Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place between Tuesday, August 24 and Sunday, September 5 and the Mexican delegation, which usually has outstanding participations, recorded the classifications of Lenia Ruvalcaba in judo Y Diego López in para-swimming.
Originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, and dedicated to adapted judo since 2004, Lenia Ruvalcaba achieved his qualification at the IBSA Judo Grand Prix Warwick 2021, in Great Britain. In this way he will go to Tokyo to revalidate the gold medal he won in the Paralympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016.
On your side, Diego Lopez, who was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, will again attend the Paralympic Games. In the last edition of Rio de Janeiro 2016 where he did not get a medal, a circumstance that motivates him to succeed in Tokyo, even more so after having won five Pan-American medals in Lima 2019.
“bp congratulate Lenia Ruvalcaba already Diego Lopez, who are part of the Mexican delegation that will travel to Tokyo, Japan, to represent Mexico in the Paralympic tournament. They are the energy that drives us in Paralympic Games and it fills us with pride to be able to support and follow them at all times during all their training sessions ”, he said Paul Augé, Vice President of the fuel business bp Mexico.
Committed to the national sport, bp company supports mexican talent as official sponsor of both parathletes. Your participation with them is possible after the collaboration agreement that bp and the Mexican Paralympic Committee (Copame), signed in May 2021, whereby bp undertook to support the Committee and the delegation in their preparatory activities for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
“bp and Copame They share essential values such as safety, excellence, respect, courage and teamwork, principles that for us are fundamental to achieve success not only in sports but in all aspects of our lives. We are very happy to continue with this support now through the # YoLuchoPorMéxico campaign promoting these super athletes who are an example of tenacity and effort, “he said. Angélica Ruiz Celis, president of regional bp Latin America and president of bp Mexico.