07/10/2021 at 8:50 PM CEST
With out forgetting legendary moments similar to Fermín Cacho’s gold in 1,500 at the Barcelona Video games or the Olympic title received by Ruth Beitia 5 years in the past in the excessive soar in Rio and taking into consideration that we’re speaking a couple of European sub’23, the efficiency of the Spanish crew would solely discover a parallel in the absolute Europeans of Munich 2002. And that has been 19 years.
At that occasion, Spain mentioned the ultimate victory in the medal desk for a sensational Russian crew and completed with 15 medals, with two golds (Chema Martínez in 10,000 and Glory Alozie in 100 hurdles) and 4 different medals of a ‘noticed’ gold (‘Penti’ in 3,000 obstacles, Marta Domínguez in 5,000, Alberto García in 5,000 and ‘Paquillo’ Fernández in 20 km march).
Aarón Las Heras made a grand ultimate of 5,000
Since his arrival in workplace changing José María Odriozola, the reelected federal president Raúl Chapado has at all times been stuffed with the mouth when it comes to highlighting the glorious degree of the Spanish crew in the decrease classes and he has by no means been with out cause. The very best proof of that is the historic efficiency of the Spanish crew in the U23 Europeans which are being performed in Tallin (Estonia).
In the absence of the final day that can happen this Sunday, Spain leads the medal desk with three golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronzes, a complete of 13 medals that exceed the 9 that France has by 5. With seven left Germany and Nice Britain solely has 4.
The spectacular irruption this winter on the Navarro lined observe Asier Martínez has received as soon as once more endorsed with a spectacular gold in 110 meters hurdles with 13.34 (once more very shut to his private finest) with a colossal bronze Quique Llopis with 13.44.
Their gold joins these they conquered on Friday on matchday two Eduardo Menacho in a spectacular ultimate of 10,000 meters and José Manuel Pérez in the 20 km march to affirm as soon as once more how essential this specialty is for Spanish athletics.
Jesús Gómez and Pol Retamal, silver and bronze in 200
One other historic ‘doublet’ was skilled in the double hectometer. The present absolute Spanish champion Jesús Gómez lowered his private finest to 20.60 to grasp a sterling silver forward of Catalan Pol Retamal (20.76), who had to accept bronze regardless of having a private finest.
Sara Gallego as soon as once more demonstrated why she is considered one of the nice guarantees and already realities of Catalan athletics and, subsequently, Spanish. In a sensational race, the azulgrana as soon as once more pulverized her private finest to take the silver in 400 meters hurdles with a brand new nationwide report for sub’23 (55.20).
A colossal Sara Gallego continues to take steps ahead
Y Mario García Romo confirmed his glorious return after the college season in the United States with a silver in 1,500 meters (3: 40.11). And if he had had house, he would certainly have mentioned the victory of Belgian Verheyden (3: 40.03) extra.
The present U20 continental champion, Aarón Las Heras, had a masterful profession again to entrance to get silver in 5,000 meters with 13: 43.14. And the Spanish-Cuban Yasiel Sotero confirmed that his development continues on an ideal path with a bronze in discus throw (58.07); by the approach, colossal the Slovenian Kristjan Ceh with a report of the Championships (67.48).
Yasiel Sotero, the new actuality of the album launch
There are nonetheless extra bullets for this Sunday with the feminine 4×400 relay of Gallego and Andrea Jiménez amongst others, the male with a Bernat Erta who may solely be seventh in the ultimate of 400 smooths (46.01), the 1,500 ladies with the nice Águeda Muñoz or a males’s 4×100 in which the medalists Gómez, Retamal and Munné may very well be (bronze in 100).