Gabriela Agúndez revealed that they did not deposit the encouragement that the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, promised for fourth places in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and they have not deposited the Conade award for the bronze medal.
According to the summary of payments made by the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the athletes who finished in fourth position were credited with 300 thousand pesos, which were obtained with resources obtained from the National Lottery draw held on September 15 of the assets seized from the organized crime and long pants.
“We have already received our awards, we were not present at the ceremony, but we have already received it. In my case, I was a bronze medal (synchronized) and fourth place (individual) because I was only awarded the participation prize and the bronze medal ”, mentioned the diver, who won the bronze medal in synchronized platform with Alejandra Orozco .
Coaches and athletes who competed in the maximum sports event received 240 thousand pesos, an amount that will be added to the prizes for the medals. The gold winners obtained 480 thousand pesos, the silver 420 thousand and the bronze 300 thousand.
In addition to the awards given by the federal government, the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (Conade) will deliver the incentive to the medalists that by law is within the scholarship program of 3 million for the gold medal winner, 2 million for silver and a million for bronze.
“The award from Conade has not yet been received. We know that we are going to have a reward for our work, for this medal, but we have not received it yet. We are waiting and of course that when it is delivered to us we are going to thank it, it is a great support and a motivation to know that they support us ”, he said. “We hope to talk with the director of Conade (Ana Gabriela Guevara) to present our plan to Paris 2024 and also know what the other side’s plan is,” added the bronze medalist of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.