“I let you know that I am fighting a disease,” he wrote on Twitter.
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donors Ernesto Canto (Photo: Twitter @ ricardomraphael)
The marcher and champion in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games in the 20 km test, Ernesto Canto, is hospitalized so he is looking for blood donors who can support him .
The journalist and political analyst Ricardo Raphael de la Madrid shared on his Twitter account an image where he asks for help for the athlete with the following message: “Let's support the hero who once gave us courage”
“Good morning, media friends and Olympian family. I let you know that I am fighting a disease. I thank all of you for your sincere words of encouragement and concern for my state of health, every day I regain strength and courage to move forward, “wrote the athlete through his Twitter account.
So far he has not written more information about it and the specific reasons that keep the athlete hospitalized are unknown. Canto turned 61 on October 18.
The Mexican's career began at the end of the 70s and reached the world elite in 1981, when he was awarded the National Sports Award , after several tours and competitions he did in Europe, where he managed to show superiority with the rest of the global competitors.
This was the twit that the marcher shared about donating blood Photo: Twitter @ ErnestoCantoG)
The qualification to Los Angeles began in 1982 with the gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games, which were held in Havana, Cuba. He continued to climb in 1983 when he won the world championship when his stopwatch recorded 1:20:49 at the Helsinki, Finland competition. During that same year he received the Hispanidad trophy, for which the International Amateur Athletics Federation (LAAF) named him the “Best Walker in the World”
It was in 1984 that he reached one of the best stages of his career and set a world record at the Softland Grand Prix in Bergen, Norway and subsequently broke the record in the 20-kilometer test with 1:18:38.
Canto Gudiño was one of the disciples of Professor Jerzy Hauslaber, who managed to fill a track of 80 thousand spectators, one of the most important moments in sports in the country.
the Mexican was an Olympic champion. (Kim Kyung-Hoon / REUTERS)
Within the preparation of Ernesto, he became the first marcher to walk under four minutes per kilometer; with an average speed of 38 km / h. With a great pace, the amount of km he ran in training was equivalent to one lap on the ground, 40 thousand kilometers every four years.
“I gave almost three laps to the ground in my sports career, three laps to the ground walking, for one as a walker it was very natural to train in this way.” Ernesto told the newspaper Esto .
“As a country we can say that Mexico had the first athletics title and it was my turn. So that was the extraordinary thing, because they are the things that mark you and leave your mark. Being the first in something is very important. Fortunately, it was my turn to be the first in many things and in my discipline I was the first to be a world champion, ”Ernesto emphasized, with his mind set, a year later, at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
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