Athlete Noelia Vargas will be competing at 1:30 a.m. Costa Rica time, in the 20-kilometer walking race on Friday, Aug. 6.
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Published on Monday, August 2, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

There are still a few days before the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, which will end next Sunday, Aug. 8. Athletes still have a possibility to obtain a medal for Costa Rica.

Athlete Noelia Vargas will be competing at 1:30 a.m. Costa Rica time, in the 20-kilometer walking race on Friday, Aug. 6. The race will be held in Sapporo city, located north of Tokyo, according to the scheduled games on the Tokyo 2020 official site.

The rest of the 14 Costa Rican athletes have already competed for their chance at a medal. They managed to improve their own personal records, but without winning any medals.



During the first week of the Olympics, a couple of Costa Rican athletes made headlines related to unusual events.

Costa Rica is still in the running as nine more Costa Rican athletes will compete in the Paralympic World Games that will take place from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.

- Diego Quesada in archery.

- Steven Román in table tennis.

- Henry Raabe for cycling.

- Sherman Guity and Melissa Calvo and Ernesto Fonseca in athletics.

- Andres Molina in taekwondo.

- Camila Hasse for swimming.

- José Pablo Gil for tennis.

As of Sunday evening, the Olympic medal count was led by the United States with 59 wins, followed by China in second place with 51 medals.

The Tokyo Olympics are broadcasted today on channels such as Fox Sports, ESPN, Sky Sports and Sport+, among others. In Costa Rica, the games will be broadcast on Channel 13, the official government channel. Local channels, 6 and 7, will also show the much anticipated Tokyo Olympics.

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