▲ Julio César Salazar, the Spanish Marc Vincent Tur Pico, winner of the silver medal, and Jesús Tadeo Vega on the podium of the contest held in the city of Ostia Picture Conade
From the writing
La Jornada newspaper
Sunday, January 24, 2021, p. a12
After a 2020 with out worldwide competitions, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mexican marchers Julio César Salazar and Jesús Tadeo Vega began the 12 months on the proper foot by profitable the gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the check of 20 kilometers inside the Italian Strolling Championship held in the city of Ostia.
Salazar Enríquez, an Olympic qualifier, completed the check with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 38 seconds, which earned him the first place on the podium.
Vega Ortiz, who continues along with his arduous preparation with the fastened purpose of reaching the Olympic mark, achieved third place in the competitors by stopping the timer at 1: 24.35 hours.
The Spanish Marc Vincent Tur Pico was the athlete who accomplished the podium subsequent to the Mexican duo by getting the silver medal with a time of 1: 24.27.
For the Italian marchers, the joust, which additionally included the 50-kilometer check, meant the alternative to take their place in the course of Tokyo.
Six months after the celebration of the Olympic Video games, Salazar thus opened the 12 months after having spent 15 months on hiatus. The World Athletics World Cup in Doha, Qatar, in 2019 was the most up-to-date official competitors for the Chihuahuan, earlier than the pandemic compelled the cancellation of all sporting occasions in 2020.
With the European competitors, Salazar started the aggressive stage of his clean and preparation for Tokyo, an occasion for which he already has the required mark of 1: 20.57, achieved in June 2019 throughout the Cantonese Grand Prix of La Coruña, with the that he’ll have the ability to attend his second Olympic Video games, after having represented Mexico in the Rio 2016 version.
Regardless of having a assured move, Salazar was nonetheless removed from equaling or exceeding that qualifying mark, which is his development purpose in the months main as much as Tokyo.
After his first occasion of the 12 months in Italy, Salazar plans to proceed his worldwide preparation in Europe and South America, as the pandemic permits for future competitions.