18/07/2024

Mexican Kenia Lechuga achieves HISTORIC silver medal in World Championships.

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Mexican Kenia Lechuga achieves HISTORIC silver medal in World Championships.

Mexican rower Kenia Lechuga achieves historic silver medal in the Lightweight Women's Single Sculls category at the World Championship.

Mexican rower Kenia Lechuga achieves historic silver medal in the Lightweight Women's Single Sculls category at the World Championship.

Mexican rower Kenia Lechuga wins silver medal at World Championship

Mexican rower Kenia Lechuga won the silver medal in the World Championship held in Belgrade, Serbia. This is a historic achievement as it is the first time our country has reached the podium in a senior world championship.

In the Lightweight Women's Single Sculls (LW1x) category, Lechuga finished in second place with a time of 8:51.57 minutes, while the gold medal went to Irish rower Siobhan Mccrohan with 8:47.96. The bronze medal was awarded to American rower Sophia Luwis with 8:52.48.

The event where Lechuga won the national silver medal is not an Olympic event. In the Olympic event (Women’s Single Sculls), Lechuga did not compete. However, this silver medal entitles her to receive a monthly scholarship of 21,000 pesos according to the Conade sports scholarship table for non-Olympic sports.

The objective of the Mexican rowers in this World Championship is to obtain Olympic qualification. If they do not achieve it, they will have opportunities in continental events and the final qualification, which is scheduled for May 2024.

The World Championship in Serbia is also part of the team's preparation for the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, which will take place from October 20th to November 5th. The crews that will compete in Santiago 2023 have not yet been defined, so the Mexican Rowing Federation will announce the official list later.

In the previous Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador 2023, the Mexican national rowing team became champion for the second consecutive time, winning nine gold medals and three silver medals.

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