Mexico's equestrian team that will participate in the Beijing
Olympic Games will be integrated by horsemen Fernando Fernandez,
Jaime Azcarraga and Arturo Chedraui, Mexico's Olympic Games
delegation head Carlos Padilla confirmed on Thursday.
Padilla said the three-man equestrian obstacle team was
determined by the Mexican Equestrian Federation after months of
evaluation in different exhibition competitions.
Mexico will be represented in the equestrian training category
by Bernadette Pujals, while a 4th equestrian obstacle horseman, as
well as a substitute, have yet to be determined.
With these new participants, Mexico now has 57 athletes that
will participate in the 2008 Olympic Games that will begin on
Some of Mexico's athletes that will participate in the 2008
Olympic Games earned their passes in international competitions and
world sports' cups while others obtained their passes since every
country has rights to a certain amount of passes.
Padilla said he expects some 150 Mexican athletes will
participate in the Beijing Olympic Games, 30 more than in Athens
In Athens 2004 Mexican athletes won three silver medals and one
(Xinhua News Agency February 15, 2008)