Costa Rican surfer in race against time to Tokyo

QCOSTARICA – It used to be a race towards time for Costa Rican surfer, Carlos ‘Cali’ Muñoz, to make it during the Zurqui, to get to the San Jose airport for his flight to the Tokyo Olympics.

Carlos ‘Cali’ Muñoz is the 14th Tico within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

After hours of anguish because of inclement climate prerequisites that has affected street prerequisites, that integrated the closure of the Ruta 32, a police escort allowed Muñoz to reach on the Juan Santamaría airport on time, and earlier than 7 am to board the flight to Los Angeles, to attach on Japan Airways to Tokyo.

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“Cali”, who’s the 14th Costa Rican to compete in his Olympiad, did the whole lot he may and with the reinforce of other folks and entities, to get on that airplane.

Now he simply waits for the prolong within the get started of browsing to be showed, because of dangerous climate in Japan.

“Tremendous thrilling information, out of time, as a result of I used to be fascinated with one thing else. However I’m more than happy with this chance,” confident Cali thru his communique company, Content material Lab.

Muñoz realized that he may take part within the Tokyo 2020 tournament at 9:09 pm Friday evening.

All become imaginable with the assistance of the Costa Rican Surf Federation coordinating with the Comité Olímpico Nacional de Costa Rica Surfing – a blog post by Costa Rica Surfing – (CON) – Nationwide Olympic Committee of Costa Rica Surfing – a blog post by Costa Rica Surfing – , which performed the pertinent steps to take a look at to reach the required presence of ‘Cali’ in Tokyo.

However the dangerous climate hitting the Caribbean since Thursday evening supposed overcoming the primary problem, attending to the airport, however first to get his unfavorable PCR covid check to go into the USA, albeit in transit.

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The opportunity of Muños competing came about when Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais, examined certain for Covid-19 and will be unable to take part.

The browsing assessments are to begin this Sunday, July 25, (Tokyo time) however a storm is anticipated to prolong the beginning of the primary or 2d spherical.

“The Costa Rican might not be disqualified if he does now not compete in that first level, however he must have a prolong for the second one spherical and he can compete. Regardless of the chance, the CON made up our minds to take it and ensure Muñoz’s presence in Tokyo,” the CON defined.

“Cali”, on his arrival in Japan, would be the 3rd Tico in browsing, together with Leilani McGonagle and Brissa Hennessy.

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