In days gone by, members of the Mexican Swimming Team They put some of their uniforms up for sale to be able to cover their expenses in future competitions that allow them to fight for a ticket to the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
Subsequently, Carlos Slim and Arturo Elias Ayub joined the cause and offered their support to the swimming team so that their dreams of being able to qualify for the fair are not cut short due to the lack of support from the conade.
Faced with this situation, the president of the World Aquatics Husain Al-Musalamissued a message this Friday in which he shows his support for the Aztec athletes.
Undoubtedly the best athletes in Mexico will be in @paris2024.@Captain__Aqua @WorldAquatics pic.twitter.com/5LfvkuHCnS
— Mari Jose Alcala, OLY (@maryjosealcala) April 21, 2023
Through a video that was broadcast by Maria Jose Alcalapresident of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM), the director of the highest aquatic sports body asked the Mexicans for “tranquility” and assured that he will provide them with the necessary support so that they can fight for a ticket to the next fair.
“Dear friends, aquatic athletes from Mexico, I want to speak to you directly, I am sure that this has been a worrying time for you. I am here today to reassure you that I and all of my fellow World Aquatics we are working hard to protect them and support their careers in water sports,” he said.
Along the same lines, the manager assured that the best Mexican athletes will be present in the next qualifiers of Fukuola Japanfor which he asked the athletes to communicate with World Aquatics to give them the necessary support.
“I promise you that the best athletes will be able to represent Mexico in Fukuoka, Japan, this July. I promise that those who dream of qualifying for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, they will have the opportunity to do so. I promise I’m here to support you. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact the team World Aquatics we are here to help you and I hope to see you in Fukuoka Japan”.
On the other hand, the president of the former FINA recalled that “last year World Aquatics installed a Stabilization Committee to help run the aquatic sport in Mexico, decision that was made for your benefit. The Mexican Swimming Federation it was not being governed correctly and you athletes were the most affected.
Therefore, he explained that “the Integrity Unit is investigating serious accusations of irregularities in water sports in Mexico.”
“Under my leadership as president of World Aquatics athletes always come first. That is why we have taken such tough measures to protect them. You have not done anything wrong, you should not be punished ”, he sentenced.