Alejandra Zavala and the Mexican Trio's Medal Triumph

The Mexican shooting trio, led by Alejandra Zavala, secures bronze at Americas Rifle and Pistol Championship in Buenos Aires. Despite individual setbacks, they remain resolute in pursuit of Olympic qualification, showcasing unwavering determination on their path to glory.

Alejandra Zavala and the Mexican Trio's Medal Triumph
The Mexican shooting team celebrates their bronze win at the Americas Rifle and Pistol Championship. Credit: CONADE

After their gold medal obtained in the women's 10-meter air pistol team, the national shooting team, Alejandra Zavala Vázquez, Andrea Victoria Ibarra Miranda and Alejandra Cervantes Rodríguez, won the bronze medal this Thursday in the women's 25-meter pistol team at the XIV Americas Rifle and Pistol Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Mexican trio obtained a score of 1705-31x, which placed them in third position in the final only behind the American team, formed by Lisa Emmert, Katelyn Abeln and Ada Korkhin with 1729-51x, and the Brazilians Marina Alves, Ana Souza and Cibele Breide with 1712-43x.

“I feel good, it was a good result both in the air and fire competition, the mark was also good, I qualified for the finals, which was what we were looking for,” commented Alejandra Zavala from Argentina.

“I'm not in the sporting shape needed for the Olympic Games yet, that will come in time closer to the competition, and we have to work on it well, but the goal was to reach the finals and shoot good marks, to realize the technical elements that I'm working well and those that I'm not, was achieved, which is the most important thing; we are doing well, on the right track from here to the Olympic Games,” she added.

In addition to the team medals, Alejandra Zavala, Pan American champion in Santiago 2023, placed seventh in the women's 25-meter pistol individual final with a score of 11 points, while in the 10-meter air pistol she was sixth.

After her performance in the Championship of the Americas, the Mexican delegation has the Olympic qualification competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to be held from April 11 to 20.

“Everything is on the right track, after Buenos Aires, we are going to Brazil, we have time to train there and continue working on technical issues, especially in the air, which are significant; furthermore, we are looking to qualify for the finals and improve my scores,” said Alejandra Zavala.