Representing Monterrey: Athletes from Nuevo León Headed to Paris 2024 Olympics

Representing Monterrey: Athletes from Nuevo León Headed to Paris 2024 Olympics

For the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024, several athletes from Nuevo León will represent Mexico in various disciplines. Here we present the selected ones who will bring Monterrey pride to Paris:

Swimming: Gabriel Castaño (50m freestyle)

Gabriel Castaño, born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, on November 1, 1997, qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the 50-meter freestyle event. His outstanding performance at the Grand Prix in San Antonio, Texas, with a time of 21.67 seconds, placed him among the elite of world swimming.

Furthermore, in the Final A he beat great figures like Caeleb Dressel. Achieving first position with a time of 21.70 seconds. Gabriel currently lives in the United States and is part of the Texas Ford Aquatics team.

Canoeing: Karina Alanís (K2 500m)

Karina Alanís, born on December 9, 1993 in Monterrey, is an outstanding Mexican athlete in the form of calm water canoeing. Along with Beatriz Briones, she won first place in the K2 500 meter kayak final at the Olympic Qualifier and Pan American Championships in Sarasota, Florida, with a time of 1:48.62 minutes.

In this way, this victory assured them their place at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Karina has won multiple medals in world and Pan American championships.

Rowing: Kenia Lechuga (individual)

Kenia Vanessa Lechuga Alanís, born in Monterrey on June 26, 1994, is a talented rower who has represented Mexico at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Likewise, at 29 years old, she stands out as world runner-up in light single sculls. She has also won gold at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Kenya began her rowing career at the La Boca dam in Santiago, Nuevo León, and has overcome numerous obstacles, including height and financial problems, to reach the elite of her sport.

Badminton: Luis Garrido (individual)

Finally, Luis Ramón Garrido Esquivel, born on May 10, 1996 in Nuevo León, is the second Mexican in history to qualify for the badminton competition in the Olympic Games. He is the winner of the bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Chile 2023. In addition, he is the Central American champion in San Salvador 2023.

However, Luis has shown great resilience, overcoming health problems such as rhabdomyolysis and multiple injuries. His perseverance and talent have led him to be one of the best 400 badminton players in the world.

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