Baja California wins Mexico's first medal in Tokyo 2020

This is the third medal for Mexico in archery in history

On July 24, Mexico won its first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, winning Bronze in Mixed Archery.

Alejandra Valencia, originally from Hermosillo, and Luis "Abuelo" Álvarez from Mexicali, won the bronze medal after defeating the Turkish team. With this they achieved the first medal for Mexico in the history of Mixed Archery and the third in Archery.

The Mexican team disputed the semifinal against South Korea but the Asian team prevailed with a 5-1 and then would end up winning the gold in the match against the Netherlands. Valencia and Álvarez defeated Turkey's Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz 6-2.

It was a difficult match for the Mexicans, in the first set they won 36-34 but during the second set "el Abuelo" made a 2 point shot, which the Turks took advantage of to overcome and win the second set. The third set was again won by Mexico, the fourth set was more complicated, both teams had a minimal point difference but due to a 5-point shot by Anagoz, Mexico took the bronze.

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