gymnast alexa moreno Once again raised the name of Mexico by hanging gold medal In the vault test at the Medellin 2023 Pan American Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Moreno finished with 13,700 points, trailing North American Jocelyn Michelle Roberson, who scored 13,583.
meanwhile, also Mexican Natalia Escalera took bronze medal By dialing 13316.
It should be remembered that Moreno had been absent from competition for nearly two years following shoulder and ankle surgeries due to previous injuries.
The Mexican delegation scored 159,099, which put Canada, Brazil and Argentina ahead of them.
With the win, the Mexicans sealed their pass to the World Cup in Belgium and the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile.
Moreno returns after two years of absence
Alexa Moreno was absent from competition for nearly two years following shoulder and ankle surgery due to previous injuries.
In August 2021, the Baja California gymnast commented in a virtual press conference that she had suffered a long-standing injury that was treated by her team of doctors to fulfill her dream of competing at her second Summer Olympic Games.
“I need surgery soon because I can’t take it anymore, in February they told me I can only compete in show jumping in Tokyo, but thanks to the doctors I’m back to feeling better and able to complete all around.” I was able.”
Through exercise, the Mexicali native was able to stabilize her shoulder strength and compete in the Asian Joust, where she placed best in history for national artistic gymnastics.
Alexa Moreno finished fourth in the vault final with 14,716 points, just 17-hundredths behind South Korea’s Seojong Yeo (14,733), who won the bronze medal. The gold medal went to Rebecca Andrade of Brazil (15,083) and the silver to Mikayla Skinner (14,916) of the United States.