eMexico’s Arly Velasquez completed his participation in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in an activity on the sixth day of competition in China.
Velásquez Peñaloza did not complete the first two possible attempts at giant slalom and had a DNF (unfinished) record when he took a fall before concluding his participation in the National Alpine Ski Center.
The Mexican regulators helped get off the track. Likewise, five other contenders were disqualified on their first attempt.
In this way, he concluded his participation in the 4th Winter Paralympic Games and went on to be the Mexican with the best result in the history of the exhibition, when he finished 11th in Sochi 2014.
Velasquez is the first to collect four Winter Paralympics, after Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Pyeongchang 2018 and now Beijing 2022.
The test gathered 40 experts in alpine skiing, with 34 athletes progressing to the next race. The honor roll consists of Norway’s Jesper Pedersen, who won the gold medal, with a final time of 1 minute 54 seconds and 20 hundredths; The silver medal went to Italian Rene de Silvestro with a time of 1: 57.50, and the bronze went to China’s Liang Zilu, who clocked 2: 00.92.
His performance in Vancouver 2010 made him the second Mexican to compete at the Winter Paralympic Games, after fellow skater Armando Ruiz, but until the 2014 event, where Arly Velásquez achieved the best result, to date, for his compatriot as he finished 11th.
Born in Cancun, Quintana Roo started his BMX racing career as a junior champion, but a fall in 2001 damaged his spinal cord, a situation in which he gave up the sport.
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