The gymnast recalled friends joking about asking philanthropists for help. Finally, joking about it at a press point, the billionaire reached out to him.
Gymnast Tomás Gonzalez said Tuesday night. How he got financial help early in his career from philanthropist Leonardo Farkas a fact he managed to get after joking with the press.
it all happened on the show text gameGonzales He talked about the little support he received during his sports career I was consulted about the unexpected help the millionaire received.
“That year was my first world final. In 2009, he placed 7th at the World Cup in London and then hosted the World Cup. They didn’t register me on time, so the former president of the Olympic Committee managed to move, contact the agency, and register me at the last minute,” he begins in his narration.
In this way, Gonzalez was able to compete and win the silver medal. “On my way home, I was asked what I was going to do because I had a press point and very little state support for gymnasts,” he said.
Then the athlete remembered a joke with a friend, who urged him to contact Leonardo Farkas and seek support so he wanted to recreate those jokes. “I don’t know. I’ll call Farkas.”
“At the exit Someone who works with him reached out to me and he asked me for a meeting and asked what I needed. ” revealed at the time.
Therefore, Tomás González asked for help in obtaining the same device he had received from Leonardo Farkas and was used to compete in international tournaments. On the condition that it be installed in a gymnastics school to cultivate a new generation.
Criticism of Tomás Gonzalez and his Gymnastics Federation
Similarly, Gonzalez has criticized the Gymnastics Federation, of which he was president for four years.
“In our country, we have a history of federations that don’t work well. They didn’t register me in time for tournaments and many things.” he remembered then.
“I think it was a lack of professionalism. Perhaps they focused on domestic issues, but I demanded more by focusing on international competition. ” he quickly added.
Regarding his registration issue, Gonzalez wanted to deduct his intention to exclude him from the above competition, pointing out that it was most likely an issue of lack of coordination within the federation.
He also pointed out that “there are some obstacles in the whole system that are already a matter of the state and add to the low budget”.i learned not to expect anything I really like to give 100%, so please do it”.