Day and time of competition of Argentinian athletes at the Olympic Games
After a year of delay, the The Tokyo Olympics are already underway Yes Argentina will have five representatives in athletics events: Eulalio Muñoz, Joaquín Arbe, Marcela Gómez, Germán Chiaraviglio and Belén Casetta.
With a smaller number of ranked athletes compared to previous Olympic events, there will be three beginners and two experienced in this type of competition.
At 34, the garrochista Germán Chiaraviglio is the one with the longest trajectory, with presences in Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016, where he entered the final instances. Participation is scheduled for Friday 30, from 9 p.m.
The ranking was obtained thanks to in the top 32 of the world ranking organized by the international entity World Athletics.
The Santa Fe athlete has two titles in World Championships in the youth category (Canada 2003 and China 2006) and vice-champion in 2004 (in Italy). In addition, it is the Argentina record holder in the discipline, with 5 meters and 75 centimeters, achieved in Toronto in 2015.
For its part, the Mar del Plata Belén Little house will repeat its presence in the 3000 meters with obstacles, a sin Rio 2016, when he was only 21 years old. The competition is scheduled for Saturday 31 at 9:40 p.m.
Así como Chiaraviglio, Little house lwon its place thanks to the ranking, by obtaining one of the 45 quotas granted by the test. He has the best Argentinian brand in the discipline, produced in London in 2017, with 9.25.99.
Three classified in the 42k
the marathon, one of the Olympic events that has given Argentina the most satisfaction in its history, with Gold medals obtained by Juan Carlos Zabala in Los Angeles 1932 and Delfo Cabrera in London 1948.
As in Rio 2016, it is the athletics discipline with the most albicelestes classified (in Brazil, they were Mariano Mastromarino, Federico Bruno, Luis Molina, María de los Ángeles Peralta, Rosa Godoy and Viviana Chávez). This time there are three who obtained the minimum mark: Eulalio Muñoz, Joaquín Arbe and Marcela Gómez.
Gomez, originally from Chaco but based in Brazil, holds the best Argentinian brand in history by far, with 2 hours, 28 minutes and 50 seconds, produced in February 2020, in Seville, before the pandemic broke out. On Friday August 6, at 7 p.m., he will run on the Sapporo circuit.
A day later, on Saturday 6, also at 7:00 p.m., the two athletes from Esquel, Muñoz and Arbe, will represent Argentina. Both occupy the second and third place in the historical national ranking, with 2.09.59 and 2.11.02, respectively.
Besides these five athletes, several others were one step away from the ranking, either by minimum score or by world ranking, having to wait until the last day of the deadline to know their future, as in the cases of Federico Bruno, Daiana Ocampo, Mariana and Florencia Borelli, Guillermo Ruggeri, Joaquín Gómez or Carlos Layoy, among others.