He was 11 years old when he took a liking to Sunday races, with the support of coach Carlos Morales. A few years later, Mayra Herrera, who considers herself a grateful woman and proud of her roots, will attend her third Olympic games.
Angelica is the name of Mayra’s mother. “I am who I am because of the values that she taught me. My mother had to go to the United States in search of the American dream. He is my example to follow ”, the marcher once expressed.
Obstacles have not been lacking in her path, but the athlete from Lavarreda, zone 18, has been constant in her career as an athlete and her reward has been having qualified for Tokyo 2020.
In the London 2012 edition, Mayra completed her first Olympic appearance in 46th place, with a time of 1:35:33. In her second participation, in Rio 2016, the 32-year-old athlete was disqualified and could not complete the test.
His road to his third Olympic jousts began in 2021 with the qualification he achieved in the Race Walking Challenge Permit Meeting Dudinska 50 last March, where he finished in fourth position and surpassed the minimum mark for Tokyo. Herrera will go on stage in Japan on August 6 at 1:30 a.m. Guatemala time.