“He decided to be from Puerto Rico”: Owens-Delerme chose to train on the island and the strategy paid off when he achieved his pass to Paris 2024

“He decided to be from Puerto Rico”: Owens-Delerme chose to train on the island and the strategy paid off when he achieved his pass to Paris 2024

In the last five months, the Puerto Rican decathlete Ayden Owens-Delerme He has already fulfilled two of his dreams: first, to train full-time on the island, and then, to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The first of them was his own project that was successful, because with the help of his coach, the American Olympian Lawrence “LoJo” Johnson, the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (Copur), the Athletics Federation and the Department of Recreation and Sports (DRD) managed to punch out its ticket to the Olympic Games in the Parisian city on Thursday.

And how he did it.

His record of 8,732 points in the decathlon of the Mt SAC Relays in California gave him a direct pass to the Olympics, while representing a new personal and national record, the best record for a decathlete so far in 2024 in the world, the best record in Latin America and number 16 in all the times, assured the Copur in written statements.

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