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Mexico announces 2015 athletics team

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Yesterday, Mexico announced the provisional national team for the 2015 athletics season, which features the 2015 Para Panamerican Games in August in Toronto, Canada, and the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar in November.

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The 18 member strong team includes Benjamin Cardozo Sanchez, Lucia Fernanda Muro Padilla, Yonathan Raul Martinez Luna, Sandra Fonseca Solis, Rossana Guadalupe Guzman Vilchis, Angel Moises Enriquez Torres, Maria Jose Zamora Sanchez, Eduardo Verdin Gonzalez, Edgar Daniel Lomeli Castillo, Nancy Michelle Ruiz Escutia, Juan Andres Torres Delgadillo, Norberto Manuel Zertuche Rodriguez, Norberto Manuel Zertuche Rodriguez, Jair Israel Hernandez Contreras, Enoc Becerra Muñoz, Pedro Marquez Villanueva, Carlos Daniel Rodriguez Velazquez, Oscar Daniel Minquiz Fiscal and Jesus Ali Cortez Roman.

 
Marquez is one of several members of the team who were internationally ranked at the end of 2014. Marquez was ranked 16th in the men’s 100 m T35 event. Verdin was ranked 18th in the same event.  Cortez was ranked 24th in the men’s 100 m T38 event.  Cardozo Sanchez was ranked 16th in the men’s long jump T37 event. Muro was ranked 15th in the women’s 100 m T38 event and 16th in the women’s 200 m T38 event.  Martinez Luna was ranked 19th in the men’s 200 m T36 event, and 17th in the men’s 400 m T36 event.

 

 
The team is drawn from around the country, with 4 athletes from Jalisco, 3 from Distrito Federal and Nuevo Leon, and 2 from Veracruz and Tamaulipas.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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