Paula Pareto, Double Olympic Medalist, Proposed as Member of International Olympic Committee

Paula Pareto, Double Olympic Medalist, Proposed as Member of International Olympic Committee

The former Argentine judoka Paula Paretodouble Olympic medalist and world champion, was proposed to be a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). His candidacy, along with that of seven other people, four women and three men, will be voted on in the 142nd session of the sports organization, from July 22 to 24.

“Peque” Pareto, 38, was the first Argentine woman to become an Olympic champion, winning gold in the 48 kg judo at the Olympic Games in Río 2016. He had already been bronze in Beijing 2008, which is why she is also the first athlete in the country with two podiums in individual sports. In Tokio 2020 She said goodbye without any awards but with an award that is a source of pride: she was chosen by the IOC to carry the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, representing the American continent.

Beyond her Olympic experiences, Pareto was also world champion at the World Championships in Kazakhstan in 2015, after having been runner-up in Germany, in the previous edition. The Golden Olympia for the best athlete in the country that she won that year was more than deserved.

For all this, Paula is considered one of the best Argentine athletes in history but His exploits transcended the tatami in which he shone so much. Once she put an end to her career, she graduated as a trauma doctor, and her commitment to social and public values ​​is reinforced every day both through her networks and in every interview she gives him. It’s time to toast.

Paula Pareto and Pope Francis met at an event organized at the Vatican. Instagram: @paupareto

Now it is the IOC that highlights Pareto’s career, and is considering the chance to add La Peque as a member. If confirmed, he would become the fourth Argentine to join the institution that governs Olympic sport worldwide after José Benjamín Zubiaur, one of the 13 founding members; Colonel Antonio Rodríguez, between 1990 and 2006, and Gerardo Werthein, who was appointed in 2011 and remains so.

If she is selected to become an IOC member, she will be able to remain in the position until the age limit of 70, although every eight will have to go through a confirmation vote. The president of the Panama Olympic Committee has also been proposed to be part of the IOC, Damaris Youngwho along with Pareto are the only Latin American candidates.

With information from Agencies

2024-06-14 16:55:07
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