Two Olympic Games medals is a luxury that few athletes can boast in their respective careers. Luguelin Santos is one of that circle.
The sprinter won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games and by being part of the mixed 4×400 relay that won a similar metal at the Tokyo 2020 event, the native of Bayaguana (Monte Plata province) grabbed his second medal.
“Super happy, representing the Dominican Republic, and my second Olympic medal,” said Santos upon his arrival in the country last Tuesday, after his participation in the Tokyo Games. “The truth is that it is an honor and very happy for this great achievement,” said the sprinter.
The Dominican Republic has three multiple Olympic medalists: Felix Sanchez, with his two gold medals; Marileidy Paulino, for being part of the mixed relay silver and individual silver in Tokyo 2020 and now Santos.
Santos has not had time to think about that feat, of which few countries in athletics can present.
“I haven’t had time to think about it,” the runner said. Perhaps, he let it be known, “I will have time to think about it later”.
For the moment, what he enjoys most is putting on the tricolor uniform of the Dominican Republic.
“The most important thing is to represent the country, to represent his homeland,” Santos said.
Towards Paris 2024
The 28-year-old sprinter is focused on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
Not only the mixed relay, or the men’s 4×400 relay, but also the individual event.
For the occasion, he will be 30 years old, on his way to 31 (November 12).
The valuable thing for him in this case is to keep his legs fresh.
“This year already – there were – a few injuries and couldn’t participate in individual,” Santos points out. “But for the next Olympic Games Paris 2024 we will be at 100 (percent) if God allows it and we will give our best,” he said.