Archer A. Valencia was born on October 17, 1994, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. In 2011, she swept both the women’s team and individual Pan American Games titles.
In the recurve cadet women’s individual event at the 2011 World Archery Youth Championships, she placed third.
She earned bronze with Luis lvarez in the first-ever Olympic mixed archery event, qualifying both of them to compete for Mexico in 2020.
At the 2021 World Archery Championships in Yankton, United States, two months later, she won silver with her team.
A. Valencia Mexican Team For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
After national tryouts in Mexico City, A. Valencia, who placed fourth in women’s recurve at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, was selected to represent Mexico at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. She qualified Mexico for the last ever world championships in archery, where they finished in second place.
She would automatically fill that spot at the Games if she placed first, second, or third in the trials. In August of last year, the number-sixteen athlete in the world won gold in Lima. Mexico can still increase its Tokyo 2020 quota space for women from a single invitation to a team invitation.
This June, in Berlin, for the final qualification tournament, three tickets will be made available to each gender. The event will also feature Aida Roman, who won silver at the London 2012 Olympics, and Ana Paula Vazquez, who finished second at the World Youth Championships.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Mexican archers A. Valencia and Luis Alvarez won bronze in the mixed team event by defeating Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz of Turkey, 6-2.
It was the first medal for the Mexican delegation at Tokyo 2020 and the third for Latin America in archery. The Mexican duo, seeded fourth with 1136 points, advanced to the semifinals by defeating the third-seeded Germans 6-2. In the first round and the fourth-seeded British by the same score of 6-0.
They will face the second-seeded Koreans in the semifinals. When A. Valencia lost 5-1 to the greatest in the world, they argued with Turkey over who should win bronze. They were ecstatic after getting 6-2 (36, 27, 39, and 34 points).
Following her fourth-place finish at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, A. Valencia has continued to develop into a better athlete. As the team’s go-to scorer, she has established herself as a reliable performer for the Mexican women’s squad.
She qualified for Tokyo 2020 as an individual at the most recent global championships, and she and her compatriots Aida Roman and Ana Vazquez also qualified as a team at the eleventh hour. They seemed like a strong unit overall.
Their foundation is located in Mexico. However, the current Pan American Games champion has not placed higher than seventeenth in any of the last three Pan Am competitions. She is a tremendous asset to any team, but she also has the raw skill to win an individual Olympic medal.