Mexico City- Every time he rides a bicycle, his legs become pistons and his hands become dirty. But Jessica Salazar thanked her because she made her one of the most outstanding Mexican track and field cyclists in history and won the 2020 National Sports Award.
Thanks to his world record of 500 meters counterclockwise in 2016 and a silver medal in the same event in the Berlin 2020 Track World Championship, the rider from Guadalajara has achieved this status.
“In the cycling track, you have to be yourself, the bicycle and yourself, because if you don’t control it or the bicycle doesn’t control you, then the goal will not be achieved, because if you bend over like they are in cycling As said, if you are 5 cm higher or step on an A floating pedal, if you don’t apply enough force, then all of these will affect the result.
“I told my sister who was riding a bicycle to imagine her legs as pistons. You signal them to push hard, and the legs will respond. You only need to connect the head to the legs and the whole body,” Jessica
Is the bicycle a netizen?
“Yes, of course, I really like that they gave me my own bike.
Do they claim to each other?
“I ask you to make me suffer so much (laughs). I like the burning sensation in my legs and the feeling of lactic acid, because it shows that we have physical growth in every job.
“But, in addition to claiming myself, I want to thank her as well. Not only did she develop me into an athlete, but also a person. Maybe the bike claimed that these pistons (her legs) did not reach the level she could bear. .like.”
Although she struggled with the bicycle, she could not put it down, even though she allowed others to put her hands on her, not only could she indulge her when necessary, Jessica didn’t mind to end her life with her grease-filled hands. But yes, put the talacha in the car, don’t be kidding.
“When a mechanic repairs a bicycle, I like to be there to learn about his work and learn. Sometimes, I tell Dani (Gaciola, his teammate) that I want to be a mechanic because I want to know that I can clean. Make improvements to better turn the wheels and joystick.
“If I see my hands every day, my hands will be full of grease. Not cars (I will put my hands on them), but bicycles. Yes, I think I can clean or repair those things on the track very well. ,”He said. At the PND awards ceremony, she was responsible for speaking on behalf of the winners, and she showed some neatly dressed hands.
In addition to her love of bicycles (she has been participating in mountain biking since 2010), the cyclist Dani told Gaxiola that this is the same as Jessica’s on the international circuit. Development has a lot to do.
“I started in the mountains. I went to Bosque de la Primavera in Guadalajara with my family. This is how we started cycling. Then I changed to a BMX and lived there for about five to six. During that period of time, I recalled that Salazar, he was competing on the track, many people told me to change, they saw my characteristics.
“The decision (to venture into the track) was made after the Central American Games (and the Caribbean in Veracruz in 2014), when I did not reach my classification of the Pan American BMX. So, Daniela and I contacted and told me that I was qualified and wanted to try Team A with me. This is how she lent me a bike during training in Switzerland so that people in the Federation and Conrad can see me.
He added: “After half a year, we participated in the Pan American Championship and won the gold medal in 2015. In fact, we started our career as a team.”
It is precisely because of Gachiola that he ranks eighth in team speed at the 2020 Berlin Athletics World Cup, which is enough for Japan to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He hopes to be confirmed soon.
Jessi hopes to become the second Mexican to reach the Olympic podium in track and field events after Belem Guerrero won the silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.