Alejandra Valencia & Luis Álvarez Give Mexico First Medal at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Alejandra Valencia and Luis Álvarez have put Mexico official on the leaderboard at the 2020 Tokyo Games

The Mexican duo defeated Turkey’s team to win the bronze medal in the archery mixed team event, giving Mexico its first medal at the Summer Olympics

Alejandra Valencia & Luis Álvarez

Mexico defeated Germany 6-2 in the first elimination round, then in the quarterfinal  Valencia and Álvarez combined to defeat Britain with a 6-0 score.

In the semi-final they failed to defeat South Korea, losing 5-1, but put themselves in a position to secure a medal.

The bronze medal match saw Valencia and Álvarez defeating Turkey’s Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz 6-2.

“We don’t keep anything for ourselves. We communicate everything we feel, everything we’re thinking,” Valencia said. “We tried to be happy and enjoy the fact we’re here, the fact we made it all the way here.”

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