The Olympic medalist was thrilled to receive a check for 50,000 pesos (about $2,500) for her performance in the Tokyo Games.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Aremi Fuentes took bronze in women’s weightlifting.
She claimed that Governor Jaime Bonilla of Baja California later presented her with a check, but that the bank had informed her that the amount was insufficient.
A. Fuentes Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
As a reward for our efforts at the Olympics, we were awarded 50,000 pesos. We even had an official photo taken, but now I’ve been told that the cheque doesn’t exist and there are no monies attached to it.
While other medalists at Tokyo 2020 received 150,000 pesos with a salary of 20,000 pesos per month, I only receive 3,000 pesos per month plus 3,500 pesos for meals.
It’s a joke that they gave me a check in front of the media when the state doesn’t have any money, which I’ve been representing since 2014.
The Weightlifter Shared her Concern that she wouldn’t get paid on Social Media.
It’s now or never since I can’t predict how they’ll respond; it’s feasible, for example, that they’ll put off taking action with grandstanding and empty promises until the government changes in November.
Neisi Dajomes, representing Ecuador, won the women’s 76-kilogram weightlifting event on Sunday, giving the country its first Olympic gold medal. Silver medalist Kate Nye of the United States brought home the best Olympic medal for her country since the year 2000.
The Sensation is “Surreal,” as Nye put it.
This is a tremendous victory for me, so I’m going to make sure I enjoy every second of it.
Aremi Fuentes, a Mexican athlete, competed as well and won the bronze medal by lifting 245 kilogrammes, surpassing Kim Suhyeon of South Korea. The Asian competitor left the competition in tears after learning she had lost because she had started the lift with her arms bent.
Mexico has now won three bronze medals at the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. As of the writing of this piece, Mexico is in 68th place and has yet to win a medal of any kind.