Watch for these 4 Yucatecans at the Rio games

Rommel Pacheco and Jahir Ocampo of Mexico during synchronized diving training in Rio de Janerio on Aug. 5. Photo: Getty

Four athletes from Yucatán are representing Mexico at the Rio Olympics. The schedule is subject to change, but here’s roughly when to watch to see them compete:

David Mier Y Teran of Mexico competes in the Men's RS:X Sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: Getty
David Mier Y Teran of Mexico competes in the Men’s RS:X Sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo: Getty

David Mier y Teran: Windsurfing preliminaries on Monday, Aug. 8. This is Mier’s fifth time competing in the Olympics. Mier participated in his first competition at age 15, and has competed in every Summer Olympics since 2000. He finished 25th in the 2000 Olympics; 16th in 2004; 17th in 2008 and 32nd in 2012.

Julian Ayala.
Julian Ayala of Mexico attacks into the mask of Pascual Maria Di Tella of Argentina during the Men’s Sabre competition at the Pan-American Fencing Championships in Panama City this past June. Photo: Getty

Julian Ayala: Fencing preliminaries 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.  Ayala was born in Yucatán, but left his family behind 10 years ago to train in Nuevo Leon. He says the separation is painful, but that his family is supportive of his goals.

Rommel Pacheco and Jahir Ocampo of Mexico during synchronized diving training in Rio de Janerio on Aug. 5. Photo: Getty
Rómmel Pacheco and Jahir Ocampo of Mexico during synchronized diving training in Rio de Janerio on Aug. 5. Photo: Getty

Rómmel Pacheco: Men’s synchronized diving Wednesday; Wed, Aug 10; 3-meter springboard diving, 1:14 p.m. Mon, Aug 15. Pacheco’s been popular on social media, where he has built a sizable fan base, in the months leading up to the Olympic Games.

Karem Faride Achach Ramirez and Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia of Mexico compete last March in the Duets Free Routine during a qualification tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photo: Getty
Karem Faride Achach Ramirez and Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia of Mexico compete last March in the Duets Free Routine during a qualification tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photo: Getty

Karem Achach: Synchronized swimming, women’s duet preliminaries, 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. After qualifying to compete, she returned to Colegio Renacimiento, where she studied since kindergarten, for a huge reception. This is her Olympic debut.

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