The signals it emits Hugo Gonzalez in the Budapest European they couldn’t be more positive. Just 24 hours after hanging the bronze medal in the 50 back, his first flash in the European elite, the Mallorcan swimmer secured two more finals in the margin of just one hour on Wednesday afternoon: that of the 100 back and the one with 200 styles, in both with the fifth best mark of the finalists, which leaves the door open for him to fight for a new podium.
The important thing is to take advantage of the fact that I am in good shape “, he admitted Hugo after the enormous effort involved in the semi-final of the 200 styles, the fourth race of the day after the morning series. “Now it’s time to rest and go for the relay in the morning (4×100 mixed styles) and at the end of the afternoon at two. I’m quite happy with how things are turning out for me. With the help of the physios to recover, everything has become easier for me ”, he indicated.
The swimmer of the Canoe He handled the physical exhaustion and emotions of the day before wonderfully and reached the final of the 100 backstroke with his personal best (53.14), which he had already managed to lower in the series (53.37). He also managed to open the door to the final in the 200 styles test, in which he set a time of 1.58.08 after a race with a very conservative first 100, especially in his specialty, the back, to react with the breaststroke. and finish very well with the crawl. Russian Kliment Kolesnikov, who was crowned a few minutes before in the final of the 100 free (47.37) and 24 hours before he won the 50 back with the world record, paid for the effort and was separated from the final.
Record of César Castro
The young debutante from Malaga Carlota Torrontegui reached the semifinals of the 200 butterfly, after setting his personal best in the morning (2.13.33), while Africa Zamorano he did not exceed the series of 200 free.
The relay of the Spanish 4×200, formed by César Castro, Mortiz Berg, Mario Mollà and Miguel Durán, meanwhile, managed to enter the final but did not achieve the goal of achieving a place for the Olympic Games. His time (7.13.49) was worse than that of the morning (7.13.08), although at the first post, Cesar Castro set a new record for Spain (1.47.13).
The day featured the overwhelming triumph of the Hungarian Kristof Milak in the final of the 200 butterfly, with a new championship record (1.51.10), that of the Ukrainian Mykhaylo romanchuk in the 1,500 (14.39.89) ahead of the Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri (14.42.91), that of the Swedish Sophie Hansson in the 100 breaststroke (1.05.69) and the Dutch Kira Toussaint in 50 back (27.36).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.