EFEBy Andres Avila Quito

Weightlifter Neisi Dajomes, one of Ecuador's hopefuls for the Tokyo Olympic Games, has two objectives: first, to get into the best shape possible and avoid injuries, and second, to improve her scores and place within the top five in her category.

"For me, getting to Tokyo is a rather big challenge. These are my second Olympic Games" and "I have to take them with much more responsibility and do better work," the 23-year-old told EFE in an interview.

"It was a rather drastic pandemic year. We had to stop our preparations, our training," she said, but in late 2020 "we were able to start our training again, (although) practically from zero."