The athlete is a great figure in Colombia to face the jousts. 

The athlete is a great figure in Colombia to face the jousts. 

The XIX Bolivarian Games, to be held in Valledupar, capital of the department of Cesar, will be inaugurated on Friday and with them The Paris 2024 Olympic cycle will begin for 11 American countries and 3,264 athletes who hope to successfully complete this journey.

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The Bolivarian Games of Valledupar will mark the beginning of the Olympic cycle of the Colombian Anthony Zambrano, a road to Paris 2024 that the runner-up of the 400 meters of Tokyo 2020 seeks to start with the right foot at home, before the public of the region from which is a native.

At 24 years old, the athlete born in Maicao, a town in the Caribbean department of La Guajira, will try to continue improving in these two years to reach the Olympic Games at his best level and hang on again a medal, like the one that made him the first Colombian to win a medal in a track event. The Bolivarians, according to his coach, the Cuban Nelson Gutiérrez, will be the opportunity for Zambrano to recover his best level, since he is still “not at his peak”.

His performance is in doubt

The athlete is a great Colombian figure to face the jousts. 

However,Zambrano's performance at the Games is not guaranteed. The athlete himself slipped this Thursday the possibility of not participating.

Zambrano was present in Cali as an ambassador for the 2022 Under-20 World Championships in Athletics.

There he made vehement statements. He said that although the idea is to be on the podium, it is not yet known what can happen. “It is not an obligation to compete, because they have screwed me in other competitions, right here, so why do I have to go to that? I have not decided, I will see what I can do”, Zambrano told Cali media .

The athlete stated that he has differences with leaders. “It makes certain people sad here… It's the economic thing. There is never support, there is never anything… No one manipulates me, I rule because I am the one who runs, one is the one who is on the track, to earn a misery,” added the athlete.

Zambrano said that he has a pubalgia injury . but he assured that he has run with worse things.

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