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Virginia Bardach and a hard reflection after her farewell to Tokyo 2020: 'The conditions in which we train are dire'


The Cordovan did not walk around when responding to some "hurtful" comments received by Argentine athletes who compete in Japan.

07/30/2021 3:32 PM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 07/30/2021 3:32 PM

Virginia Bardach had her second Olympic experience at the Tokyo 2020 Games. It didn't go well for her.

He finished last in his 400m series combined with a time of 5m01s98 and was 17th in the overall standings.

And before leaving the Olympic Village, he left

an interesting reflection and a strong complaint

about the conditions in which high-performance amateur athletes train in Argentina.

"My second Olympic Games are over and living this once was a dream, but two is something incredible. I want to thank everyone for their messages of support.

I would also like to call for reflection about what is happening in Argentina

with sports and more with amateur athletes ", released the Cordoba, 29 years old and sister of Georgina, medalist in Athens 2004, on her Instagram account.

And he was thoroughly: "Not only are these 14 days that are lived in an Olympic Game, but there are many years of work behind all this.

Work that is very little visible, and the conditions in which we train are disastrous

" .

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A post shared by Vicky Bardach (@vickybardach)

In that sense, Bardach did not want to make excuses when talking about the results obtained so far.

In fact, Bardach was far, about 20 seconds, from the mark that allowed him to arrive at the appointment in the Japanese capital.

"I do not want it to be misinterpreted because

it is not an excuse, it is only the reality that most Argentine athletes live

," he emphasized.

And she was harsh on those who baselessly criticize the role of athletes.

"I would also like to emphasize that before being athletes or a sports result, we are people.

There are many comments that are too hurtful

and that I do not think we are worthy of that. Again, thank you very much to all the Argentines who send us their support and affection "He closed his post, which featured the bench of several athletes and former athletes from our country.

Bardach was far from his best time in Tokyo.

Photo: Reuters

"Great Vicky! To whom you have to explain it, he will not understand it because he never lived it. But we do have to be able to say enough. Up to here. Because there are many years and a lot of effort we make to be there, always giving our best. And these external pressures and criticisms put us in an impossible place. Where we always have to be the example, the motivation, represent the values, be prefects ... And then they judge us by a simple medal. reality is an example in their day to day, in their search for excellence. We know where the value is! I love you and I admire you! ", replied Jennifer Dahlgren, the hammer thrower who retired from the activity shortly before of the appointment in Tokyo in which they were going to be his fifth Olympic Games.

"I love you, I admire you and I support you! For years I have said, I do not know how they do ... For you and for many Argentine athletes I take off my hat. For a dream they continue beyond adversity, it is you who they teach resilience of knowing how to overcome everything, EVERYTHING they keep silent and still someone who believes in the power to comment on results or performance always appears, when they never appeared or were there to help, spread or support amateur sport ", emphasized the swimmer Julia Sebastián, who ran in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Tokyo.

"Many of us know. Proud of you. Come on, Argentina", was the message of support from former Puma Agustín Pichot.

Bardach finished last in his 400-meter medley series.

Photo: AFP

Personal balance

As soon as the tie ended, which in the final was the Japanese woman who won the gold medal, Yui Ohashi with a time of 4m32s76, Bardach had explained that she had not reached Tokyo in full.


In sports, I did not feel well at any time.

I was quite sore in the adductor and I did not feel very well," said the swimmer in dialogue with TyC Sports.

And he completed: "Until March 2020 I came with excellent preparation and after the pandemic it was a very hard year. Later, when I was recovering, I caught Covid and it cost me a lot. It is no excuse for anything, but I did not arrive from the In a way that I would have liked to get there, or at least how I got to the Pan-American Championship. They are experiences and it adds up. "

Look also

Delfina Pignatiello was once again very far away and said goodbye to Tokyo 2020 with a rare mix of sensations

Rebeca Andrade, the gymnast who came out of a favela and defied injuries to shine at the Tokyo 2020 Games

Source: clarin

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