UAdeC Graduate Selected for National Archery Team Qualification for 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

The Mexican Archery Federation summoned athlete Iván González Tobías, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila´s Master’s Degree in Electrical Administration and Mechanical Engineer Graduate, to concentrate with the Mexican National Team, as he will participate in the qualification heading for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

UAdeC alumni Iván is already at the National Center for the Development of Sports Talents and High Performance of the National Commission on Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE) since in February 27, located in Mexico City, where he will train along with more athletes from various disciplines, until before the month of August, scheduled for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Through training and preparatory events, Iván González believes he will be able to secure with the selected nationals of Archery, one of the three places intended for this sport at the Olympic Games. “As a first test, on March 20, I go to Monterrey to the Pan American Championship, then in April, we go to a World Cup in Guatemala, then in May, a competition in China and the last one in Paris ” France,” he said.

González Tobias also thanked UAdeC for the help and support provided throughout his sporting career and academic training, first at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and later at the Faculty of Management Sciences in the Master’s Degree in Administration with an accentuation in Finance, from which he graduated in December 2020.

“It is unusual for Universities to commit to their high-performance athletes, however, UAdeC´s Office of Athletics and President Salvador Hernández Vélez, always supported me to alternate my studies with training and concentrations, as they allowed me to continue with the classes remotely and thus finish my two degrees,” he said.

In the same way, the archer thanked to stimuli provided to represent Los Lobos of the maximum house of studies in national and international championships, thus, he was Bichampon at the 2015 and 2016 National University, a distinction that allowed him to participate in the Summer University in Korea in 2015 and other major tournaments.

For his part David Hernández Barrera, Vice President of the Office of Athletics, emphasized that this sport is considered as a primary activity that promotes ideals, in turn, he highlighted Ivan´s commitment, who developed as a member and coach in the representative team of Archery during his time as a student.

“Iván González is a university pride, as well as a clear example of perseverance and discipline both academically and athletically; we wish him every success and hope that, just as he did, more students can develop comprehensively, strengthening their physical and intellectual abilities and skills needed for their professional training,” said Hernández Barrera.