Given the lack of government support, the Santa Cruz champion must buy her ticket to travel to Spain

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Given the lack of government support, the Santa Cruz champion must buy her ticket to travel to Spain

With a vast career in athletics, winner of national and international medals thanks to breaking high jump records, including those of her own brand, Carla Lorena Ríos was once again selected to participate in an international event and once again he receives the sad news that the Bolivian Athletic Federation (FAB) cannot cover his tickets. They can only finance the tickets of Valeria Quispe, from Tarija, and Sebastián Vargas, from Cochabamba, from the list of the eight selected.

“On April 24 we have sent a letter signed by four athletes to the Ministry of Sports and we still have no response. The ticket costs 2,600 dollars, the accommodation and food gives us the organization of the event”, commented the 24-year-old athlete with great regret for the little time left to organize the trip. He admits that if he doesn’t get help, he won’t be able to travel.

formerly she He already had to resort to selling cakes to be able to pay for his ticket to Colombia. GThanks to the fact that his story came out in the media, the Government paid for the tickets, pBut it hasn’t always been like this his coach David Cortez comments that, to reach Trujillo, Lima they had to travel four days by land as they were barely able to get the resources to buy fleet tickets.

“She works hard, trains, prepares for the championships and when it’s time to leave there are no funds. The government tells us that there is no money for athletics. It is sad, painful, a tragedy for us”, laments Cortez, who runs the ‘David Cortez’ Athletics Club.

Carla Lorena is a graduate of the Business Administration career at Nur University. This will be the last year that she will be engaged in professional athletics.

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