24 September, 2022

Salvadoran unicyclist at world convention in France

The IUF holds the world unicycling convention and competition on a biennial basis and this is the largest international unicycling event..

By Lauri Cristina García Dueñas

France – “My name is Geraldina Lozano., I've got 30 years, I was born on 28 March 1992 San Miguel.

Since eight years ago, I practice unicycling and, for eight months, the mountain.

Today I am in Grenoble, France at UNICON 2022 (of the 26 From July to 7 August 2022) which is the Unicycle Championship and Convention organized by the International Unicycling Federation or International Unicycling Federation (IUF) in English.

Geraldina Lozano Salvadoran unicycling competitor

The IUF holds the world unicycling convention and competition on a biennial basis and this is the largest international unicycling event..

The events include artistic competitions in groups, couples or singles, track racing (100, 400 Y 800 meters), walk the wheel by 30 meters and 50 meters to a foot, also in long distances there is the ten kilometer race and the marathon and various skills are practiced in mountain unicycling and trial, hockey and basketball.

I won second place in my category in Intermediate Cross Country. I will compete in the race 42 Kilometers Downhill standard.

Grenoble, France at UNICON 2022

I am the only woman from Latin America and Central America in this competition and the first Salvadoran in UNICON.

I feel super excited to be here with so many people from all over the world, there is a lot of learning and it is an incredible experience, It motivates me to continue doing it and bet on this sport in El Salvador since it is not well known, but there are too many good things about exercising it”.