Spanish athletics has a brave. Actually, it has several, young people, but one appears in a very high demand, 800, to consolidate at age 23, complied in the race, the day of its end. The future is from Adrián Ben, who after being a finalist and sixth in a World Cup, in Doha in 2019, improves in a position in games, where the level is similar, but the pressure and atmosphere have nothing to do.
This Galician of Viveiro faced the race with intelligence and without any complex. He is not only an excellent athlete. He is a pure competitor. He started behind to avoid skirmish, dangerous in the environment, without obsession for taking the rope. They passed the first 400 in 53.76, at a slow pace, perhaps more than what was suitable for Spanish, but this allowed him not to disconnect from the group, in a final very different from that of Doha, broken by a rhythm of dew.
In Tokyo he was always in the race, he came out and progressed in the absence of 200. The effort could afford him, but resisted in front of some of the podium candidates, who he overwhelmed, and entered with the ambition to fight a fifth place as if It was a medal. Time (1: 45.96) is not important in an Olympic Final. There will be time for that, of records. The victory, with Kenyan double, was for Emmanuel Korir (1: 45.06).
"I take a medal!" He told him on the last straightest, but the forces did not give him: "In the last 50 I saw that I could not anymore, I'm there for that with a little bit of offense, but in the next games we will see each other, although I do not know what Test, "said Viveiro, who was self-employed a fifth place on his birthday. The 1,500, in which he started, could be the choice of him. A more hope for a midfondo that has not returned to its past splendor.
To the good impressions left by the Galician environment, the first Spanish in an Olympic Final of 800, others joined, as the surprising finalist of the 110 fences, Asier Martínez, third in his series with 13.27. A time that rescued him to be between the top eight in the final that is played at dawn on Thursday (04:55 on the peninsula). Orlando Ortega, Silver in Rio; Javier Lorage, seventh in Moscow 80, and Carlos Sala, in the same position in Los Angeles'84, are the predecessors of him. The difference is that Navarro is 21 years old. Marta Pérez, by the part of her, agreed to the final of 1,500, as she fifth in her semifinal and leave her personal brand at 4: 01.69.
Nothing more than 20 has María Vicente, who won her 200 series in the heptatlon, where she is in numbers to get record of Spain. The margin of improvement of it is very important. Jorge Ureña won his 400 in the decathlon to finish the first eighth day. They could not get between the first eight, those considered finalists and with access to Diploma, Carolina Robles, last at the end of 3,000 obstacles, and Javier Cienfuegos, tenth in hammer (76,30).Date Of Update: 04 August 2021, 10:01