Olympic Training Center was named after Marlene Ahrens

With a ceremony, where relatives of the national athlete were present, in addition to the Minister of Sport, Cecilia Pérez and the president of the Chilean Olympic Committee (COCh), Miguel Ángel Mujica, the COCh Board decided to rename the Olympic Training Center (CEO) of Ramón Cruz, located in the commune of Ñuñoa, with the name of Marlene Ahrens Ostertag, in honour of the outstanding athlete, equestrian and tennis player, who won a silver medal in the Javelin Throw at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956.” In June 2020, when Marlene left, we immediately began a process of how to witness what she did for Chile and the national sport… Leaders, athletes and social networks told us that Marlene should have a different presentation than a galvano or a recognition. For this reason, the Olympic Training Center, which was inaugurated in 2008, from today will bear the name Marlene Ahrens Ostertag, “said Mujica.La decision was taken to relieve the figure of Ahrens, who continues to be the only Chilean woman to stand on a podium in an appointment of the rings. ” In sports is a great legacy, Marlene Ahrens had international sporting achievements at times that were very exceptional in the participation of Chilean women in international sport and women in general worldwide. Many women have been inspired by her figure, in an athlete who was integral, who was not only successful in athletics, in the javelin throw, but also in other sports such as tennis or equestrian sport, “said Minister Cecilia Pérez.For her part, Karin Ebensperger, daughter of Marlene Ahrens, indicated that “perhaps the undeniable fact that it is the only women’s Olympic medal that Chile has, of course that makes her clear. Also, it was a very important throw, because it was very close to the Olympic record.”

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