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.