Top Mexican Athletes Look to Medal in 2012 London Olympics
As the start of the 2012 London Olympics draws closer and closer, fans around the globe can look forward to watching the world’s top athletes compete in the most far-reaching sports competition known to man. From July 27th through August 12th, England will open its doors to over 10,000 different athletes along with masses of eager spectators. The main venue will be at Olympic Park, the city’s new stadium located in the Stratford area. In addition to the new stadium, the city of London has prepared itself for what will surely be a historic occasion. The city revamped its transportation system, hotel accommodations, and tourism opportunities. With the games boasting 302 events in 26 sports, the London Olympics has something for just about any sports fan.
The top Mexican athletes will have a strong presence in London this summer, as more than 80 competitors will represent their native country in almost two dozen events. Mexico’s success has been recognized throughout the history of the Olympics, and its athletes have won a total of 55 medals in the past. Mexico has forward momentum coming into London after several successful campaigns back in the 2008 Olympics. Both Guillermo Pérez Sandoval and Maria Del Rosario Espinoza took the gold in men’s and women’s Olympic taekwondo in Beijing, and Paola Espinosa Sánchez and Tatiana Ortiz Galicia together won the Bronze medal in the Women’s Olympic diving synchronized 10 meter platform.
For the 2012 London Olympics, Mexico is a medal contender in Taekwondo, diving, track and field, boxing, and soccer. Mexican athletes in other disciplines will also be fighting for a spot on the podium come late July to bring their names into the history books. Be sure to keep up with Mexico Today’s in-depth coverage of the 2012 London Summer Olympics. We will be giving you a bird’s eye view on everything happening in this year’s games, and will keep you up to date on the statuses of all Mexico’s competitors.