Alejandra Valencia Trujillo's Triumph at Medellín 2024

In her dazzling debut at the Medellín 2024 Pan American Championship, Alejandra Valencia Trujillo shatters records with 668 points, leading Mexico to archery glory alongside teammate Dafne Quintero García. Their triumph sets the stage for Paris 2024 and Chengdu 2025.

Alejandra Valencia Trujillo's Triumph at Medellín 2024
Alejandra Valencia Trujillo, the shining star of Mexican archery, breaks records at the Medellín 2024 Pan American Championship. Credit: CONADE

Sonoran archer Alejandra Valencia Trujillo made a brilliant and historic debut in the Pan American Championship of the Medellín 2024 specialty, as her 668 points scored in the qualifying round broke the tournament record and placed her in first place overall in the seeding with a view to to the direct elimination phase.

The bronze medalist in Tokyo 2020 left behind the record of 662 units sealed by the American Casey Kaufhold in Santiago 2022 to also write her name in the records of the continental competition.

Likewise, the current world runner-up fought an electrifying contest with Kauhfold herself, who also added 668 points; However, the Mexican executed more perfect shots to win the distinction accompanied by the absolute leadership of the individual event.

Valencia Trujillo's first qualifying place was not the only one for Mexico at the start of the contest in Colombian territory, as Dafne Quintero García led in the individual compound modality with 706 units, while the women's team made up of both the Coahuila and by Maya Becerra Arizaga and Esmeralda Sánchez Morales, took the top thanks to her 2092 points.

For their part, the mixed teams of both modalities, made up of Alejandra Valencia and Matías Grande Kalionchiz in recurve, as well as Dafne Quintero and Sebastián García Flores, in addition to the men's team in the compound modality through Juan del Río Gutiérrez, Máximo Méndez and García himself, were classified in second place in their respective tests.

The Aztec team will appear once again this Thursday in the continental commitment that distributes places to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Chengdu 2025 World Games.