The Puerto Rican swimmer is .83 hundredths of achieving the qualification mark at the Olympics, after in recent days he broke his own national mark of the event of 400 meters combined.
Puerto Rican swimmer Jarod Arroyo broke the 400-meter national mark on Friday combined with a recorded time that sets him in motion to achieve an Olympic qualification.
In a competition in Tennessee, United States, Arroyo broke his own national mark in the 400 meters combined with 4: 16.67 minutes. His previous mark was 4: 18.84, established in July 2019 at the World Championship in China.
In the Tenesí qualification round, Arroyo also improved on 4: 18.84 with a 4: 17.86.
19 years old this January, Arroyo is campaigning to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The athlete, in fact, delayed until the second semester of college his admission to Arizona State University to concentrate on the Olympic classification and, if he did, his participation in the Games, reported the website specialized in swimming, swimswan.com.
Arroyo needs to do 4: 15.84 to qualify for Tokyo 2020, according to the record of the organizers of the Games. The 4: 16.67 places Arroyo at .83 hundredths of a second of the Games.
The window to make minimum marks closes in June 2020.