Our athlete arrived from the United States and had encouragement at the Jorge Chávez airport, after becoming two-time world champion in walking
After making history for Peruvian athletics, Kimberly García arrived in the country this Tuesday and was received in style at the Jorge Chávez airport, where she was met by a large number of family members, friends and authorities who gave her an emotional welcome.
Our two-time world champion in race walking arrived on national soil from the United States, where she shone at the World Championships in Eugene and played the National Anthem for the second time in eight days, achieving an outstanding double. Visibly moved, she received honors at the capital's main air port and was applauded by a large number of fans.
Reception for Kimberly García at the airport | Video: César Gradosemail@example.com
Champion of the 20 km on the first day of competition, the Huancaine athlete returned this Friday to the highest step of the podium to collect her second gold medal.
The feat achieved by Kimberly García has had the consequence that Peru, until these World Cups without a single medal, occupies seventh place in the general medal table of the competition.
García won the victory in the 35 kilometers, proof that he entered for the first time in the program of a World Cup, with a time of 2:39:16, the third best mark in history. The same ones on the podium with her as in the 20 km: the Polish Katarzyna Zdzieblo (2h40:03) and the Chinese Shijie Qieyang (2h40:36).