In the last attempt of the evening, after his coach commented on Facebook, Chihuahuan Uziel Muñoz scored a high score of 20.00 meters. Won the first place in the shot put test of the Red Duckett Twilight event, which was held on Saturday at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
After driving to the city for a few hours, local athletes from Nuevo Casas Grandes arrived at the competition venue at noon, started the game in the evening, and broadcast it live on Facebook.
Uziel’s first attempt to throw 19.45 meters was enough to win the game. In the end, Paul May (UTRGV) ranked second with 18.01 meters.
From the beginning of the broadcast, there was news of supporting Uzier. He reached 19.75 m in the second chance, but fell to 19.46 in the third chance.
After the suspension, the game resumed, and Uziel tried three more times to reach the 21.10m mark, asking him to secure tickets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In his fourth attempt, Muñoz threw the bullet to 19.65 meters, and then on the fifth hit, he fell to 19.49 meters. At that time he managed to read the comments written to him by his coach Juan de Dios Vázquez.
Vazquez commented: “Uzier, you are high in the city center.” The person who helped Uziel in the gearbox pointed this out to the athlete, who read it and responded loudly: “Well, there is a coach. , There is only one left.”
Uziel had his last chance. He walked into the pitching circle amidst cheers and applause, turned around and threw the bullet 20 meters away. Chihuahua won the championship and gold medal in the game organized by the Owls of Rice University, but still did not reach 21.10 meters.
In this test, runners-up behind Muñoz and May Felipe Valencia ranked third with 17.79. Rice’s Chris Rivera is fourth with 16.67, and UTRGV’s Michael González is fifth with 16.57.
Name school distance
1 Uziel Muñoz Independent 20.00 m
2Paul May Rio Grande Valley, Utah18.01 m
3 Felipe Valencia Independence 17.79 m
4Chris Rivera Rice16.67 m
5 Michael González (Michael González UT-Rio Grande Valley) 16.57 m