Mexican fencer Natalia Botello defeats Uzbekistani Paola Pliego in Hungary World Championship
Natalia botello, Mexican fencer in the 2019 World Fencing Championships – Photo: Taken from Natali Botello Facebook account

Mexican fencer Natalia Botello defeats Uzbekistani Paola Pliego in Hungary World Championship

18/07/2019
15:12
Universal Deportes
Mexico City
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Pliego, former representative of Mexico, decided to represent the Asian country after the multiple obstacles and blockages she received from Mexican sports authorities.

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Mexican fencer, Natalia Botello, defeated the representative of Uzbekistán, Paola Pliego.

With a 15-14 score, Botello was the winner of the round of 128 competitors of the 2019 World Fencing Championships taking place in Budapest, Hungary.

Natalia Botello celebrated the victory in social media where her euphoria was noticeable after her first match in the Championship.

On the other hand, Paola Pliego decided to represent Uzbekistán instead of Mexico.

Paola Pliego’s cycle of representing Mexico came to an end in the most painful way to the fencer from Querétaro; frustrated, angry, and with no answer from any of the Mexican sports authorities, and after the blockage she suffered from the Mexican Fencing Federation (FME).

From both the actual and the previous administration.

Some months ago, Pliego released a letter in which she announced her forced dismissal to represent Mexico after she suffered the mistaken accusation of doping that left her out of the 2016 Río Olympic Games, and was subsequently blocked by the FME to compete both nationally and internationally.

 

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