Rommel Pacheco, a Mexican diving superstar, thrives on difficulty.
The Merida native has endured controversial non-selections, close calls in the water, and intense reality TV conditions throughout the course of his 20-year career, which has yielded three Olympic Games and three world championships gold.
R. Pacheco Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Despite his impressive streak of form, which has earned Mexico a spot in the 3m individual springboard event at Tokyo 2020, he is still looking at the one-year deferral to Tokyo 2020 and his current isolation as an opportunity to grow.
The 33-year-old athlete said, through Tokyo 2020.org, that she felt “a little calmer” after hearing the news that the Olympic Games will not be held in the summer of 2019.
I’m going to use that time to plan for the upcoming year and prepare mentally for the dives. Everyone, I’m sure, is excited for the Olympic party.
Surely this will be the turning point that proves to the world that everything is good, that we are one, and that sport can change the world.
Since the state of Yucatan has not been as heavily affected as the Mexican capital, Pacheco decided to return to his home in Merida during the lockdown, despite the usual feeling of isolation.
Except for the fact that he can’t swim practise, his seclusion routines have brought him peace and allowed him to unwind completely.
I’ve been catching up on some TV shows and books. Since leg strength is crucial for divers, I train for an hour and a half every day. I keep my abs in shape by doing cardio as well “Hinting that social media reputation management is almost as important as physical fitness, he said as much.