San José, Nov. 9 (EFE) .- Costa Rican cyclist Kenneth Tencio won his ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in BMX on Saturday in China.
“I am happy to get the pass to the Olympic Games, I think that all the effort this season pointed from the beginning to reach Tokyo. Arriving at the Olympic Games was the task and today it was accomplished, 'Tencio said in a statement from the Costa Rican Olympic Committee.
The cyclist obtained the ticket in the BMX World Cups held in China. The tico finished in the 13th place in the semifinals and was out of the 12 that reached the final, but their results were enough to qualify for Tokyo 2020.RELATED
'The classification was achieved by being second country in the ranking of the World Cup outside of other 5 countries that had already entered. The pass to the Olympic Games was very worked with many tournaments, championships and World Cups. I am very happy, since the Olympic Plaza is from Costa Rica and now it's time to continue training hard and looking for some tournaments to continue adding and fuming, ”said Tencio.
Last year, at the UCI BMX 'Freestyle' World Championship in Chengdu in China, the tico won the silver medal and although in this 2019 edition he stayed out in the semifinals, he says he is happy because he met the goal of getting the ticket to Tokyo .
“The World Cups are every year, an Olympic Games every four. I think I can return to Costa Rica with a smile, we return with full hands and a happy heart, ”said the cyclist.
Tencio is the fourth Costa Rican who formalizes his access to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the athlete Andrea Vargas, Pan American champion of 100 meters hurdles; and María José Vargas and Kevin Rivera in road cycling. EFE