Diego Quesada becomes the ninth member of Team Costa Rica to represent the country in the Tokyo Paralympic World Games
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Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Diego Quesada becomes the ninth member of Team Costa Rica to represent the country in the Tokyo Paralympic World Games that will take place from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 in Japan, according to the Institute of Sports.

Quesada managed to qualify in the archery competition and participate in the 50-meter shooting match. "I could not stop crying of happiness, it is something for which I trained so much and today I can say that I am going to Tokyo!" Quesada joyously said upon receiving the confirmation of his participation in the world games.

Quesada joins the eight athletes who had already qualified for the Paralympics, such as 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 and José Pablo Gil for tennis.

While for the Olympics, which will be held from July 23 to Aug. 8, the Costa Rica team is made up of the following 12 athletes: such as Brisa Hennessy Kobara and Leilani McGonagle Cada for surfing, Luciana Alvarado Reid for gymnastics, Kenneth Tencio Esquivel for BMX Freestyle, Andrea and Noelia Vargas-Mena and Gerald Drummond in athletics, María Vargas-Barrientos and Andrey Amador- Bikkazakova for cycling, Beatriz Padrón and Arnoldo Herrera for swimming and Ian Ignacio Sancho for Judo.

Earlier this month, President Carlos Alvarado swore-in the Costa Rica team which will participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

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