(CRHoy.com) .- The national cyclist Andrey Amador he will make history tomorrow when he competes in the Road Cycling event at the Tokyo Olympics.
And it is that it will be his third participation in the highest sports fair in the world, which will place him in a select group of Costa Rican athletes with 3 Olympics.
- Hugo Chamberlain (shooting): Mexico 1968, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976
- Mariano Lara (shooting): Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988
- José Luis Molina (athletics): Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000
- Claudia Poll (swimming): Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004
- Nery Brenes (athletics): Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016
“I really want to be the best Olympians, they will be my third and last, so I hope to arrive in my best shape.
I ask myself many things, I know it is difficult, but I want to be in a select group. One goal I set is to be in a Top 10 and it would be a great pride ”, stated Amador.
Andrey will even be the first of the national delegation in Tokyo to compete and will do so tomorrow, Friday from 8:00 pm Costa Rica time.
At the Tokyo Games (244 kilometers) it will be the first time that the departure and arrival are at different points.
The race will start at Musashinonomori Park in Tokyo, and the cyclists will pass through the cities of Kanagawa and Yamanashi as they pedal to the finish line at Fuji International Speedway, Shizuoka.
The course is not only long, but also has steep ascents and descents, which makes it even more difficult than other past courses at the Games. The accumulated unevenness is 4,865 meters, similar to completing the queen stage of the Tour de France.
The men’s race is expected to last around 6 hours, in which runners will not only have to take into The route counts in its strategy, but also the Japanese summer.