Two Playa del Carmen athletes to represent Mexico in Costa Rica
Two Playa del Carmen athletes will soon be on their way to Costa Rica to represent Mexico in the Parapan Games being held in the city of San Jose.
The paralympians, Omar Echeverría Espinoza and Domingo Santis Díaz, have been selected from a nationwide process to compete in the Men’s Compound category in the discipline of wheelchair archery.
According to Hilda Martell Mitchell, the athlete’s coach, the pair ranked in the National Championship Affairs in September 2015 in Mexico City, scoring 1250 points.
“They are the only Mexican archers who will participate in the international event with these physical conditions. It is important because this is the first time Mexico will be represented in the Parapan competition,” she explained.
Thanks to various efforts between local authorities and those from the private sector, they managed to gain the necessary financial support of nearly 45,000 pesos, however, they are still looking to raise another 10,000 for travel expenses.
Omar Echeverría Espinoza said that he received financial support from two local companies, DiveMex and cenote Dos Ojos, whose donations have helped with his training.
The upcoming tournament in San Jose is part of the qualifying tournament for the upcoming World Games being held in Poland in 2017.