Jesus gomez he has grown fond of medals at the European championships. The bronze was already hung two years ago in Glasgow, under the Scottish roof, and last night the silver was hung in a sensational 1,500 race with a Spanish double, thanks to the bronze of the Granada-born Ignacio Fontes. Both benefited from the disqualification of the great favorite, who crossed the finish line in first position, the Swede Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who was disqualified in Torun (Poland) for stepping on his lane line at the start.
The performance of the Spanish couple was the highlight on the second day of the competition, where the Galician Bethlehem Toimil in the weight contest he ranked seventh in the final after having obtained the Olympic minimum and therefore the passport to Tokyo.
The most anticipated final
But all the eyes of Spanish athletics were pending in what was going to be the queen test of the day, the 1,500, a talismanic distance possessing great names such as those already historical José Manuel Abascal, José Luis González, Reyes Estévez Y Fermín Cacho. Two were the Spanish participants (Gomez me Ignacio Fontes) and certainly both pointed to the medals, although knowing that the Swede Jakob Ingebrigtsen, ran a stride faster than the Spanish pair.
From the decisive part of the test, a trio was formed in the lead with the Swedish athlete, the Pole Marcin lewandowski, at the end European champion, and the Burgos Gomez. They were always with the defined positions so there was no duel when deciding the color of the medals, although it was necessary to wait for the disqualification of Ingebrigtsen to confirm the two Spanish medals.
Bad luck for María Vicente
The main setback of the day was in the pentathlon due to an ankle injury Maria Vicente who did not finish his participation after three nulls in length.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.