Aremi Fuentes was able to give Mexico its third Olympic medal thanks to her incredible participation in the women's weightlifting category, 76 kilograms division, where the athlete dominated the third position on the podium and ended up taking home the bronze medal.
The weightlifter born in Tonala, Chiapas, carried 108 kilograms in the snatch stage and 137 more in the jerk, to finally achieve a total of 245 kilograms lifted. Fuentes was considered by sports specialists as one of the strongest talents to go for the medal in the 32nd edition of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics and it was no surprise, since the Mexican left everyone impressed with her strength and tenacity.
In 2007, the athlete won her first medal in the discipline having only 6 months of having started to practice it, at which time she decided to dedicate herself to weightlifting in its entirety, obtaining a bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore in 2010.
Aremi cited Soraya Jiménez as one of her inspirations in the world of weightlifting. It is worth remembering that Jimenez is known for being the first Mexican to win a gold medal in the category mentioned.
In the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games she won bronze, while more recently in the edition of this sporting event held in Lima, 2019, she won silver.
With the triumph of the 28 year old, the Mexican Delegation already has 3 bronze medals, the first one obtained by Alejandra Valencia and Luis "Abuelo" Alvarez thanks to their participation in archery mixed teams and the one received by Alejandra Orozco and Gabriela Agúndez in the category of synchronized diving 10-meter platform.
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