MONTERREY, Nuevo León – Athletes from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL), Daniel Corral Barrón and Alberto Álvarez Muñoz, confirmed their participation Olympic Games, competing in gymnastics and the triple jump, respectively.
UANL announced that the gymnast Corral Barrón gain a place to participate in his second Olympic Games, after finishing in sixth place in the complete individual contest all-around qualification rankings, which took place in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, the site of this summer’s Games.
The world runner-up had his best performance in the Río Olympic Arena in the parallel bars competition, where he placed eighth with a score of 15.400.
The student from the Organized Sports Department at UANL took 11th place in the rings, with 14.850, and 12th in the pommel horse with 14.625.
In the high bar competition, Corral placed 36th with 13,900; in the floor work he was 41st with 14.3666; and in the vault, 63rd with a 14.300 score, for a total of 87.441 points in the complete individual contest.
First place went to Ukrainian Oleg Verniaiev, with 92.107 points; the second was the Colombian Jossimar Calvo, with 88.765, and the third, American John Orozco with 88.640.
Alberto Álvarez Muñoz set an Olympic record in the triple jump during the last day of competition at the Mount Sac Relays, held in Los Angeles County, California.
The school said that with his jump of 16.99 meters at Cerritos College Falcon Stadium, the student broke his own record of 16.86, set in early April in Austin, Texas, and established a new Mexican record.
With this distance Álverez Muñoz continue to lead the world ranking of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in this event.
Muñoz Alvarez becomes the next Mexican athlete to qualilfy in track and field trials required for the 2016 Río Olympic Games, after Édgar Rivera in the high jump.
Like all Olympic competitors, the university athlete will have to participate in the Primera Fuerza National Championship in Monterrey, Nuevo León, to qualify their place in the summer games.
The young native of Quintana Roo, studied at the Law and Criminology Department at the UANL.