Mexican women at the Olympics

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In the case of female athletes , there is not only a lack of support. Within public or private institutions, they face situations of risk for being women. These situations can range from receiving denigrating and sexist comments, to suffering harassment and sexual and gender-based violence.  All this simply for developing in an area that is thought to be only by and for men.

It’s not just athletes who go through this. Many women who are engaged in some type of sports-related career, such as commentators or coaches, may suffer the same ill-treatment.

Women in sports in Mexico can suffer violence and harassment

The current status of women in sports in Mexico may seem daunting. However, despite all these obstacles, Mexican women are brave and know how to get noticed.

The fight to integrate women into sports in Mexico is quite old. Although much remains to be done, we cannot say that there has been no progress in all these years. The first Mexican women to pave the way for Olympic sports were present at Los Angeles 1932.

They were the javelin thrower Marian Tribe Jesse and the fencer Eugenia Securer. They didn’t get any medals, but seeing them participate in the Olympics was a great achievement for Mexican women in sports.

Later, in London 1948, the Mexicans returned to the Olympic Games.

Since then there has been a female Mexican presence in the Olympic Games and on more than one occasion women from Mexico have managed to get on the podium. All this despite the lack of moral and material support that we face. The development of women in 해외축구중계사이트 in Mexico is slow, but that does not prevent them from having an impressive athletic ability.

The first Mexican women to win Olympic medals were a cause of national pride. The fencer Mariah del Pillars Olden won the silver medal in the foil discipline at Mexico 1968. That same year, swimmer María Teresa Ramirez won bronze in the 800-meter freestyle. In addition, in that same edition of the Olympic Games, the athlete Enrique Basilar went down in history as the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron.

Most of the plays are passing plays: the QB throws the ball to a receiver, who tries to catch it and run with it to the End Zone. The Center can go out to receive passes as well.

    Running plays are always allowed, except in the last 5 yards before reaching the End Zone. In a running play, the QB gives the ball in hand to a teammate, who runs with it down the field.

    If the attacking team fails to score a Touchdown within the allotted time,

 the ball changes possession and the new attacking team starts from their 5-yard line. All possessions change courts, except interceptions, which start on the attacking team’s 10 line. The teams change sides of the field after the first 20 minutes, but possession of the ball is not changed and the clock is not stopped.

    The referee can stop the clock when he deems it appropriate and to notify the teams that there are 2 minutes left for the second half of the match to end.