In the preliminary round, Rommel Pacheco had an outstanding performance, finishing in third place with 479.25. With it, it will happen to the semifinals on a three-meter springboard as one of the best 18, like Osmar Olvera, who finished in ninth place with a score of 442.45 points.
Pacheco Marrufo started with a qualification of 76.50 points, after a jump of 3.4 degrees of difficulty, after two and a half laps in front with two turns. The round ended in fifth place.
For the second he jumped he accumulated 153.00 with a double somersault and a half back, and three The execution of the Mexican paid off, and for his third jump he totaled 234.60. Similarly, in the fourth, in which he presented a jump with 3.3 degrees of difficulty, Rommel posted 74.25 and accumulated 308.85. He finished that round in fifth place.
In the last two jumps, the Mexican increased the degree of difficulty, first, a 3.5 and closed with a 3.8 with good executions. He finished with a total of 479.25.
While the other Mexican, Osmar Olvera, was also growing in performance, it ended with 442.45.
Rommel mentioned after being designated as the flag bearer for the Olympics that will retire after the fair held in Tokyo, and will continue with his political career.
Pacheco has participated in three previous editions of the Olympic Games, since Athens 2004 (except London 2012), but unfortunately he has not managed to get on the podium. Now, in Tokyo, he seeks to close his career with the medal.
The Yucatecan has 25 years of experience, in which he treasures several triumphs, since the world championship that he achieved in 2016 on the 3-meter springboard. Then, he was in second place in the World Cup held in 2017, in the modality of team dives, and he obtained the same rung in 2019 in the 3-meter synchronized springboard.
But that’s not all, because has won the gold medal three times in the Pan American Games, and in the Central American Games in 2018 on the 3 meter springboard. His achievements earned him the National Sports Award in 2005.