“Cali” says goodbye to the Olympic dream; will not compete in Tokyo

(CRHoy.com) Although did the impossible to get to Tokyo, Carlos “Cali” Muñoz will not finally be able to compete in the Olympic Games.

And it is that the organization programmed for this same Saturday both Round 1 and Round 2, of the men’s surf event.

“Cali” could be absent from the first Heat for which he was called, since he fell to the repechage round, however when he did not reach this, he was automatically eliminated.

In this Round 2 Heat, he had to face opponents of United States, Indonesia, New Zealand and Chile.

Last minute call

The dream of “Cali” Muñoz de compete for the first time in an Olympics It came after a last minute call for a positive for COVID-19.

Carlos did not hesitate to say yes and began to move to get to San José first, since he was in the Caribbean of the country.

After hours of anguish and with the help of firefighters, got through Route 32, get PCR tests and arrive at the Juan Santamaría International Airport.

There I take a plane first to United States, and then finally travel to Tokyo, but it was in this first step that the problems began.

The flight did not leave at the expected time and ended up losing the connection to Japan where he would make his dream come true.

However, this entire trip will remain an experience for the Tico, since despite the fact that he makes the trip, when he touches Japanese soil, his chances of competing will have disappeared.

“Cali” lived a dream for 24 hours, which in the end due to logistics and a emergency call failed to come true.

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