Paris 2024, They're Coming! Mexico's Gymnastics Team Takes On Europe

Mexico's rhythmic gymnastics team is bringing disco vibes and Olympic dreams to Europe! Get ready for their dazzling routines and a shot at Paris 2024 glory.

Paris 2024, They're Coming! Mexico's Gymnastics Team Takes On Europe
Lights, camera, action! Mexico's rhythmic gymnastics team puts on a dazzling display during their technical control. Credit: CONADE

After its historic Olympic pass obtained at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023, the national rhythmic gymnastics team has two completely renovated sets that incorporate fresh and fun music; these routines will be presented on a European tour that is part of their preparation for their debut at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Greece and France are the first destinations of this competitive tour that the team formed by Adirem Tejeda, Kimberly Salazar, Julia Gutierrez, Dalia Alcocer, Sofia Flores and Karla Diaz, will hold in March and to which they travel this Monday accompanied by their coach Blajaith Aguilar Rojas.

“We are very happy, we have worked very hard. We have two entirely new sets and with a higher degree of difficulty, I had already been choosing the themes for a long time, we want to reflect how happy we are; the music is very cheerful since for us, it is a celebration to go to the Olympic Games”, commented Aguilar Rojas, in conversation with the National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE).

“In the hoops routine, it is a seventies music that we liked a lot, it invites you to dance, and it is that part that we want to show, that being in Paris we would like to enjoy and enjoy, that is what this music shows and in mixed, it is a more girly tune, most of the girls are teenagers and feel identified, that is what we try to capture in this routine,” she added.

The national team will compete in the World Cup of the specialty in Athens, Greece, and in the International event in Thiais, France, while its second stage in April will include two events in Sofia, Bulgaria and Baku, Azerbaijan.

“We want to make things the best they can be, we need to polish and improve as many more. The girls are truly enjoying this Olympic Games pass and this process, and I am too. We just want to show the great work we have; they like to compete, go out and show, they are a united team and that is the most important thing,” she said.

After the technical control, held last Friday, March 8, at the velodrome of the National Center for Sports Talent Development and High Performance (CNAR), which marked the official start of this year's activities, Blajaith Aguilar thanked CONADE and the Mexican Gymnastics Federation for their support towards her historic performance in “The City of Light”.