Guevara fights MexFed

Mexican Guevara Might Skip Beijing Olympics

Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements between spectacular Mexican runner Ana Guevara and the Mexican Athletics Federation (FMA) escalated on Thursday as she threatened to be absent from the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

The 400-meter runner-up in the Athens Olympics 2004 hinted at the possibility in a letter addressed to Director of the National Physical Education and Sports Committee (CONADE), Carlos Hermosillo, dated on September 6th, the content of which was known today.

Guevara, who was also world champion in 2003 and won three consecutive titles at Pan-American Games, demanded an agreement for the proper attention to sports people and held FMA President Mariano Lara responsible for innumerable irregularities within the entity.

She mentioned the example of the recently-held World Athletics Championship in Osaka, Japan, where the Mexican delegation lacked official uniforms and FMA washed its hands when runner Zudikey Rodriguez needed to be admitted in a hospital.

It is like putting money into a broken sack, said Guevara, who demanded greater control over funds granted to the Federation by Mexico’s National Sports Commission (CONADE).