A 28-year-old girl, but quite an experienced if we consider her vast career in national and international basketball. Friendly and gentle, at a distance and with time difference, answer a few questions. Andrea Boquete was born in Godoy Curz, Mendoza , today stands out as 3 or eave and is currently fulfilling a new stage in Europe . In this case, in the Patatas Hijolusa, from Spain . However, the orange ball came into its life a long time ago.
“I started at age 8, because they took my sister and I followed her everywhere. It was just a chance he started playing basketball. It could have been any other discipline , the truth.” And fate was not wrong: “At 16 I left Mendoza . Since then I started a professional life , so to speak. And since the age of 15 I have participated in national team processes.” Today sport is his job, but it still has outstanding accounts, and he recognizes that “I was very dedicated to basketball. I can live on it today. But the study is something that I have pending and that I would like to be able to resume.”
2019 with the blue and white
This year the women's basketball team has had to face many commitments. One of them was the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima . While they were marked by an error in the Gigantes clothing, which cost them the elimination in the group stage, Boquete keeps everything good: “There was a new group, a new coaching staff and a game philosophy that we all liked. We did good matches and there was a very good collective game. I think the road is long and this group can get a lot of things . It's a matter of time and still believing.”
The road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will begin in November. The first round will be the Olympic qualifier in Bahía Blanca . “We hope to repeat the good performance we had in the Pan Americans. To meet again with feelings we had in those games and continue to improve as a team. There is a lot to improve and everyone's predisposition is always. We want to classify the February windows, but we have to go step by step.”
Finally, we asked Andrea about the progress that women's teams and national teams are having in all sports. And he said, “There are still differences. That, unfortunately, is evident. But it is also true that today we are treading much stronger .”
Argentino, mendocino. Licenciado en Comunicación Social y Locutor. Emisor de mensajes, en cualquiera de sus formas. Poseedor de uno de los grandes privilegios de la vida: trabajar de lo que me apasiona. Lo que me gusta del mensaje escrito es el arte de la imaginación que genera en el lector. Te invito a mis aventuras.