Andrea Vargas was little known before but know has fans all across Costa Rica and even the world. The athlete from Puriscal is going to compete in Switzerland and Croatia, challenging the best hurdlers in Europe in preparation for the Doha World Cup.
The trip will be in September. It will give her the chance to have two luxury matches against the best opponents who she will likely see again in the World Athletics Championships in Qatar.
She previously won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Lima 2019. Recently she’s been training with her coach and sister between Puriscal and Turrubares, seeking heat similar to what she’ll face in Doha. She has competed internationally before, including in the Indoor World Cup, but it will be the first time she competes in heat.
She’s working toward beating her own record of 12 seconds and 74 hundredths, the time that earned her a qualification for Tokyo 2020.