Another pan american champion to Tokyo 2020!

The hammer throw athlete Gabriel Kehr achieved the minimun mark and qualified for the Tkyo2020 Olympic Games.

He had been announcing it two days before: Gabriel had beat the Chilean record in Hammer throw with 77.09 meters, with a mark that is less than half a meter for the minimum required by the International Athletics Federation.  Today, in the best performance ever in his career, he threw the hammer to a new Chilean record, achieving a mark of 77.54 meters, and surpassing the minimum mark to qualify for the Olympic Games by 4 centimetres (77.50).

The current Lima 2019 Pan American Champion adds up another milestone in his successful marks, entering the world’s top competition and increasing the list of Chilean athletes qualified for Tokyo 2020.

The national team is integrated by the following athletes so far:

Kristel Kobrich, swimming

Francisca Crovetto, skeet shot

Esteban Bustos, Modern Pentathlon.

Martín Vidaurre, MTB cycling

María José Mailliard and Karen Roco, Canoe

Macarena Pérez, BMX freestyle cycling

Simona Castro, Artistic Gymnastics

Carlos Lobos, equestrian (eventing)

Clemente seguel, sailing

Yasmani Acosta, wrestling

Fernanda Aguirre, taekwondo

Tomás Barrios, tennis

Gabriel Kehr, hammer throw

Joaquín Niemann, golf (the ranking is still open, but he is already qualified with his score)

Cristian Garin, tennis (also open ranking, but there are no chances for him to be outed)

Paulina Vega, table tennis

Chilean Women’s soccer team

Arley Méndez y María Fernanda Valdéz, weightlifting

To this list the country slots to be defined in equestrian (jump), women’s route cycling, two slots in rowing, and men’s archery.

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