He smiles, in fact he always does, even when he has just finished training and his face perfectly hides all the effort made in each practice. However, today his laugh is different: there is nerves, excitement, a little uncertainty, but also a lot of assurance that you will do your best. Andrea Ramírez Limón is ready to travel, in the suitcase he carries uniforms, tennis shoes and countless illusionsIt will be his debut at the Olympic Games and he wants, above all, to enjoy them.
It has been many years of training, of every day traveling dozens of kilometers trying to be more resistant and faster, but finally the dream is about to be fulfilled, travel to Tokyo with the best Mexican brand of the moment in the marathon and with the desire to be written in the history of national and world sport.
“I am very happy, a little nervous, but if we do not have nerves we are not ready, very excited, many thoughts in the head, but all positive ”.
Before leaving his home in Toluca, he said goodbye to his dog RayoHe assures that he will miss him for a few days, but the effort will be worth it. He dressed in his travel pants and put a Mexican flag in his suitcase, he does not know exactly what to expect in Japan, but he has an idea, he has seen the first part of the Olympic Games on television and he knows that he will soon live very much. close this sports festival.
“I watch the Olympics on television and I say I’m going to be there, I am part of those great athletesYes, I do feel with a commitment to Mexico, my family, to my coach Jonathan (Morales), but a good commitment because I know that I will do my bestWe have worked very hard, it is a dream come true, I am ready and prepared ”, she mentioned.
In the last few days your phone has not stopped ringing, many calls and messages of support come to himeven some professors and fellow undergraduates, former coaches and their closest friends.
“Everyone is very happy, there are many people who have written to me from university, from high school, my math teachers, some with whom I had a close relationship in these weeks have written to me, friends that I have met in Toluca, my first coach wrote me and everything was very coolEveryone wishes me a lot of success, that I do well and everyone is waiting to see the marathon ”.
Andrea will be one of the last athletes in the country to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, next August 6 in the afternoon (Mexico time), It will not run in Tokyo but in the Sapporo subsede, where her mission is to at least get among the first 15 of the competition and thus record the best performance of a Mexican in the marathon of a summer joust. He has already given a name and surname to this performance, it has a private dedication.
“It has several dedications. To my coach (Jonathan Morales) because it is the result of your effortIt is like a culmination of something that we started three years ago, which seemed distant and is now a reality, he dedicated it to him because he loved him as an athlete and now he is going as a coach ”, he mentioned.
And he added: “also I dedicate it because it is my effort, because I have fought against comments like: ‘dedicate yourself to something else’ … or that tell us that we cannot do it. I dedicate them to my parents, because I am very proud to be their daughter, they gave me life and I remember my mother who is no longer with us and we were watching the Olympic Games, she told me that one day she wanted to see some games live and I will not only see them, I am part of them, so it goes with a dedication to my mother, to all the people who are with me and have seen part of this path ”.