Salvadoran Norma Salinas with ticket to the Paralympic Games

Norma Salinas. Photo: Courtesy.
Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Thanks to a place for universality, The Santaneca Norma Salinas will participate in the 100 Y 200 meters (T37) of the XVI Paralympic Games in Tokyo, to be carried out from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

This was confirmed by the president of the Paralympic Committee of El Salvador (Copesa), Jorge Ochoa, who showed his total appreciation for the athlete's participation, who has stood out in recent years in the Para-Central American Games 2018 and in the Parapan American Games Lima 2019.

“This day we received the news of the invitation of the Bipartite Commission for Norma Salinas, who will participate in paraathletics. We are waiting for one more invitation for David Pleitez, always in athletics, we hope that next week that good news will come to us ", reported Ochoa.

In this way, the parathlete joins Herbert Aceituno, category 59 kg, who recently secured his direct ticket to the Tokyo Games during the Dubai Parapowerlifting World Cup 2021.

The sports leader mentioned that the invitation was sent by World ParaAthletics through the Bipartite Commission that issues “wild card” of universality towards the Paralympic Games.

According to Ochoa, the athlete of 24 year old, who has a physical disability (cerebral palsy), is a specialist in 100, 200 Y 400 meters and started in athletics five years ago under the leadership of Gerson Villalta (2016-2019) and is currently trained by Adonai Figueroa.

The leader of the Paralympic sport of El Salvador also said that they have been five years of work that have paid off. "I am proud because I know that we are on the right path and this is the fruit of it.. A very special thanks to the honorary president of INDES, Yamil Bukele, for all the support and for strengthening Copesa ", cleanliness was detailed by the manager.

Among the most outstanding achievements in 2018 of Norma Salinas are: triple champion in the 100, 200, Y 400 meters in the Para-Central American Games Managua; silver medal at the Caixa de Sao Paulo Lottery Open, Brazil; gold in the National Paratletics Open in Barranquilla, Colombia and a fifth place in the Lima Parapan American Games 2019.