Guatetemala’s Olympic Athletes
12 remarkable athletes will be representing Guatemala at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Our best wishes and hopes for success go out to Evelyn Nuñez in the 20 kilometer race walk, José Amado García and Alfredo Arevalo in the 42 kilometer marathon and veteran Luis Bechinie in the 50 kilometer race walk.
Also deserving of medals are Eddie Valenzuela in boxing; Kevin Cordón in badminton; Juan Andrés Rodríguez in equestrian obstacles; Christian López in weightlifting; Gisela Morales in swimming (100 and 200 meters); Rita Sanz-Agero in modern pentathlon; Juan Carlos Romero in shooting (skeet test); and Juan Ignacio Maegli in sailing (Laser class test).
President of the COG Fernando Beltranena said they will send 45 delegates to China including officials, trainers, doctors and journalists.
The Guatemalan delegation will travel to Beijing on August 5. Good luck to all.
(Thanks to Claudia González, Alma Diaz Castillo, and People’s Daily)