A breath of fresh air for Mexican Sport thanks to Ana Guevara
Mexico’s Sports Minister and Olympian Ana Gabriela is determined that every student throughout Mexico will gain the opportunity to enjoy, participate in and stay healthy with a better, more integrated and more complete chance to practice baseball, basketball, soccer swimming, athletics and so much more.
As things stand, pupils only get the smattering chance to do sports for one measly hour per week. Ana’s ideal is five hours. For now she’ll settle for three.
At the Escuela Superior de Educacion Fisica, near to Palacio de Deportes, Mexico’s finest and most successful four hundred meters sprinter had the pupils enthralled with her sparkling sense of humor, wisdom, wit and ambition for a better sporting future. Not just for the cream of the crop but for everyone, crucially starting as early in childhood as possible. They gave her a prolonged standing ovation with the sheer enthusiasm and fresh faced hope reserved for the young, who can and do change our World.
At eighteen Ana changed from basketball to track and field, devoting herself heart and soul in reaching for the stratosphere for sixteen grueling and glittering years. Training to win, training alongside men to gain a different competitive perspective.
As the Suprema of Conade, Ana is proposing a new educational focus on sports. Going back to more active sports classes in multi disciplines. Basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, athletics, martial arts and so much more.
Instilling the joy but simultaneously the discipline of sports which can and must stretch into middle age and beyond.
attired in a green and white baseball shirt and track suit trousers, Ana was treated to an exhibition of baseball by the students demonstrating coordination, team work plus spirit an impromptu match, and above all….sheer youthful enjoyment.
Ana said: “We have to mobilize everyone. Information is our start. There’s no difference where you are born. It’s hours, days, months and years of training. It’s your capacity. Yes we can!”
What a wonderful breath of fresh air!