After member athletes of their federation gave Mexico four medals in the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Efraín Mora García, president of the Mexican Federation of Sports for the Blind and Visually Impaired AC, nominated Morelos to host the next National Championship that includes four disciplines such as swimming, soccer, golbol, and athletics.
According to the national leader, in addition to Morelos, there are two more states with the possibility of becoming headquarters, such as Oaxaca and Veracruz.
“We are looking for the headquarters for our national sports for the blind this year and one of those possibilities is Morelos, the state where they are working on the formation of the sports association for the blind, and this event could be the gateway for our sport in this entity ”, he indicated.
In October 2020, the leader was in Zapatista lands when he was invited to head an event that was held in San Carlos, Municipality of Yautepec, by the organizing committee of the Association of Sports for the Blind in Morelos, led by Mario Franco Ávalos and Daniel Rodríguez Trujillo.
The event consisted of an exhibition of football for the blind in the community’s fenced soccer field, where the federative said he was pleased by the event and with the intention that in this entity so close to the capital of the country, work very closely through the new association in formation.
He acknowledged that at the national level there are few states that promote sports activities for people with visual disabilities in a timely manner, noting that only Querétaro, Puebla and Oaxaca have been recent organizers of national events.
“We want to continue involving more states and Morelos is one of them to work with more athletes, and I think this national can be important to finish forming the state association.”
He indicated that it seeks to have adequate facilities for the celebration of the different sports disciplines called, such as a ball for soccer, an official athletics track, soccer fields and a 50-meter Olympic pool; “And of course the support of the state government, since we have support from Conade, but we also need more resources to organize the event.”
Mora García commented that there will be an approximate of 800 athletes from 20 states who will be attending the national, which is intended to be held between November and early December of this year.
Regarding the results obtained in the past Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the federation said that of eight affiliated athletes participating in the maximum summer joust, a high 50 percent achieved a medal, leading the list the runner Mónica Rodríguez with the gold obtained in the 1,500-meter test on track, for which it will be a candidate by the FMDCDV for the next National Sports Award 2021 in the area of adapted sports.
The other medalists were Rebeca Valenzuela, who achieved bronze and a record for the American continent in the bullet impulse test with a mark of 13.72 meters, and two third-place metals in the judo discipline with Eduardo Ávila and Lenia Ruvalcaba.