USA.- With the objective well focused in mind of reaching the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, the Mazatlan parathlete Juan Martín Díaz this weekend made his way to French lands, at the US Open Adaptive Surfing 2021 in California.
With the support of the Government of Mazatlán, through the Municipal Sports Institute, the winner of the Municipal and State Sports Award in 2020 will participate in the International Open, which is based on the beaches of Oceanside, a perfect place for surfers who love to waves.
I thank everyone for pushing me to be better every day, the Government of Mazatlán, since without their support it would be very difficult to get to this tournament that serves to nurture all the athletes in the world who practice adapted surfing, ”said Díaz, who is considered within the world top 5 in its category.
Among the events considered by Juan Martín to reach Paris 2024 are the Parapan American Games in Santiago de Chile, to be held in 2023.
We are motivated and we seek to participate for the first time in a Parapan American. We know what we are capable of and we can fight for a place to arrive in Paris in 2024, where adapted surfing will debut as a sport, but we are going step by step, since everyone wants to be there ”, commented the parathlete, better known as “Shutama” among those who practice the discipline of surfing.
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The first day of competition for Martín Díaz will be today during the qualifying rounds. It will look for the best waves to advance to the finals, to be held tomorrow, September 12.
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This tournament serves as a bridge for the next tournament, which is the Adapted Surfing World Cup, which will take place right here, on a beach called Pismo Beach, California, in December 2021, so the brush with representatives of Brazil , Wales, Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, the United States and Hawaii will be fundamental ”, closed the Buenosairean.