Arnoldo Herrera made Costa Rica proud at the Olympic Games. He came close to his best record ever and did create his current record of the year. His time at the Olympic Games ended with him in the top 40 of the world. He’s number 38 in the 200-meter breaststroke, with a record of 2:20.09. Last year, he took over a record held for 30-years by Joaquin Laguier.
Herrera thanked all his fans and hoped for their continued support. “We have a lot to give,” he said.He related that “It was a very nice experience to be able to swim in this great competition.” He’s happy to represent the country and have this chance at something he dreamed of since he was a child.
Two Costa Rica swimmers are at the Olympics. The first to compete was the 18-year-old Beatriz Padrón. She qualified to swim the 200 freestyle at Tokyo 2020 with a time of 2:06.06 and lowered it while there to 2:04.56.