Kenneth Tencio, one of the main references of BMX Freestyle in Costa Rica, became champion of the BMX Freestyle South American Open that took place in Lima, Peru, on April 8, and achieved valuable points for the world ranking.

The Costa Rican achieved a score of 94.67, surpassing Arnold Montañez from Peru with 93.00 points and Gustavo Batista from Brazil with 92.33. Tencio, who had saved his strength since Friday due to the extreme heat that was experienced throughout the event, stressed that the strategy of going from less to more worked perfectly for him.

The South American Open had the participation of 34 runners from six countries, including Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, Peru and Costa Rica. In addition to Tencio, another Costa Rican, Gamaliet Osegueda, was also present in the final, ranking ninth with 74.67 points.

The event took place in the circuit of the Costa Verde de San Miguel in Lima, Peru, and Tencio was very grateful to God for the victory obtained. The Costa Rican is one of the main representatives of BMX Freestyle in his country, and his victory in the South American Open demonstrates his high level and his ability to compete at the highest level.

“Everything went perfectly, I went from less to more saving strength from the same Friday, because the weather was very hot and I did not want to suffer a heat stroke. The idea was to be physically and mentally whole for the final and, thank God, a good finish was made. The tricks turned out great because the Peruvian came back strong and finished very close in the score”, highlighted Tencio.

Tencio’s next competition will be at “10cio Park”, a C1 tournament that will take place shortly, followed by the Pan American Championship in Paraguay on May 7, followed by the World Cup in France on May 21.