Luis Grijalva collects four national records and an impressive drop in world athletics

Luis Grijalva collects four national records and an impressive drop in world athletics

In less than two years of representing Guatemala, Grijalva, 23, He has successfully set four national records, both in the finals of the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athleticsas well as competing in the Diamond League in Europe.

The steps of the national athlete, who lives in the US state of Arizona, were gigantic And his times in the middle of the distance have placed him among the world’s elite, especially in the 5,000-meter testwhich in He finished the 2022 Oregon World Cup in fourth placeseconds away from the medal.

His last outing was in San Juan Capistrano, California, United States, where he ran the 10,000-meter dash for the first time. The slender athlete finished ninth and By the mark of 27:42.56, which became a national record, and fourth in racing events.

Other national brands of Luis Grijalva exist 1500 meters (3:35.32) Achieved in July 2021, also on 3000 meters (7:37.42) which he achieved in February 2022, in addition to the distance 5000m (13:02.95) Acquired September 2022.

I’m happy to beat the record by 10,000 metres, but without a doubt I am the 5,000 metre“, assured the athlete, who will try to confirm his brand to attend Paris 2024.

However, in order for Grijalva to be able to compete in the next Olympic Games, Guatemala needs to get out of the suspension imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has been in effect since October 15, 2022.

Otherwise, the competition will be under the white flag of the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Games will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

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