Leaders from Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) recently hosted a special event to wish the very best of luck to their student-athletes, who will represent Mexico in 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Dieter Holtz, CEO of Laureate Mexico, wished the nine student athletes and the national and institutional Tae Kwon Do coach, Professor Jose Luis Onofre, all the best for the Olympic Games in London. "We know it will be difficult for you to reach the top, but you have thoroughly prepared and are ready to achieve success, remember that the Universidad del Valle de México community and the whole country are with you," he said.
The quality of the student athletes from UVM is recognized in Mexico and abroad. Such is the case of Victoria Eugenia Montero Enriquez, who among other achievements earned the gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 2010. In 2011 she won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Arantxa Chavez Elizabeth Munoz won two silver medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 2010 for the 1 and 3 meters springboard. In 2011, she ranked ninth in the 3-meter springboard individual and fourth, just after Paola Espinosa, in synchronized diving in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
Jannet Alegría Peña, who competes in Taekwondo, won the gold medal in the 2010 Las Vegas Open in the USA and the silver medal in the Spanish Open in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, she won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
In 2005, Osornio Erick Nunez, won a silver medal in Taekwondo at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, and a silver medal in the 2007 in the Olympic tests in Beijing China.
Sarai Jessica Aviles, an athlete in the Paralympics, was a medalist in National Paralympic Games and participated in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She will participate in five different swimming events in London.
This article was originally written in Spanish and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.