The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games revealed the particular taste of various athletes for anime; on this occasion, the Mexicans Alexa Moreno, Alejandra Valencia and Dafne Navarro shared a long list of their favorite productions.
The past Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games showed that the best athletes in the world are also anime fans: some used the soundtrack as part of their competition routine and there were other cases that decided to add it to the design of their uniforms. In the midst of all this jubilation, Mexican athletes Alexa Moreno, Alejandra Valencia and Dafne Navarro shared what their favorite titles are and how they have accompanied them throughout their lives, even being a source of inspiration in each of their trainings.
Through a video published by the Netflix account, the Baja California gymnast, Alexa Moreno, who recently obtained fourth place in female colt jump, revealed that during her preparation process for the Pan American Games it was the anime Haikyu !! (story that follows Shōyō Hinata, a young man who seeks to become a great volleyball player) which gave you enough motivation to keep your spirits up and enough energy behind each workout.
“When I went to the Pre Pan American Games, I was watching Haikyu !!precisely. I threw it all in a row, but … You will see what motivation, that is, I came to training that: Yes, come on !, super motivated.”
So when I need it, I always look for an anime with these types of characters, who are always looking to improve or who are to improve because, always, they have phrases that touch the heart.
On the other hand, Alejandra Valencia Trujillo, athlete born in Hermosillo, Sonora and winner of the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020 in the Mixed Archery Team modality, shared with which anime she could not avoid crying and discovered that Japanese productions they are different from the rest of animations. “It was with an anime called Saikano. I cried a lot with that anime, so from there I said: You know what? This is not normal., that is, a cartoon like the ones I see on normal channels, No! That does not generate the same, the same feeling, is that this is on another level, “he revealed.
In the case of the gymnast Dafne Navarro, who qualified for the final in the trampoline discipline, she confessed not only having a great fanaticism for One Punch-Man, but precisely from this anime he took an exercise routine that the protagonist performs: “I think Saitama, actually that was how I just started watching anime, was doing his training of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups and well, the thousand kilometers he traveled.”
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Finally, the three high-performance Mexican athletes took time to recommend some titles so that fans have more options the next time they decide to see a new title in a row. Dafne Navarro opted for Your Lie in April; Alexa Moreno opted for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, My Hero Academia “because the characters are really good”, in addition to Hunter x Hunter, and finally Alejandra Valencia named “Attack on Titan and also Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, another that, for example, if you want to cry, I highly recommend Anohana “, ended.
Now we know which are the animes that have accompanied Alexa Moreno, Alejandra Valencia and Dafne Navarro through the years, so we can anticipate the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 and the next world championships in both archery and gymnastics.. Have you already seen all the titles that were mentioned or are you missing any?