The European Athletics Championships continue this Friday at the Munich Olympic Stadium, the scene of the 1972 Games and the European Championships 20 years ago. Now, on the fifth day of competition, the Spanish delegation faces a new opportunity to continue adding metals to an already brilliant medal table: two golds, three silvers and two bronzes; behind only Germany’s 11 medals and tied with Poland. This Friday, Spain seeks to enlarge its win count:
about the tartan
In the morning shift, Spain has brought out its quality in the relays. In the 4×400, the Spanish team has brilliantly qualified for the final after winning its semifinal, in which there were several of the favorite teams. Samu Garcia (45.70), Lucas Bua (45.31), Óscar Husillos (45.07) and Manu Guijarro (45.19) celebrated furiously at the finish line before the fight for the medals the day after tomorrow. In the women’s semifinal, the Spanish team —Eva Santidria, Aauri Bokesa, Berta Segura and Laura Hernandez— finished fifth and qualified for the final, by time, with a time of 3:27.76, just 19 hundredths of the record from Spain.
Earlier, in the women’s 4×100, Spain —Sonia Molina, Jaël Bestue, Paula Sevilla and Maribel Perez— finished second and qualified for the final with the best time for a national quartet in the history of the European Championships (42.95 seconds ). In the men’s 4×100, Spain has been fifth and will have to wait for the times of the other semifinal to know if it is in the final.
Minutes before, the very young Lucia Pinacchio made her debut in the 800 meter semifinals, where she finished eighth (2:06.82) and was left out of the final. In the men’s event, Adrian Ben and Mariano Garcia will look for a place in the final starting at 20:27.
In terms of finals, Spain has several representatives this Friday who could add more metals to the medal table. First, in the 3,000 obstacles, Sebas Martos, Dani Arce and Victor Ruiz will run at around 9:00 p.m. Twenty minutes later, Pol Retamal will try to fly in the very final of the 200, a test in which, shortly after, Sara Gallego from Barcelona also competes.
jumps and throws
In a day devoted almost exclusively to races on the tartan, the only Spanish representative competing this Friday in Munich in throwing tests is the 24-year-old Manu Quijera from Navarre, who finished sixth with a mark of 76.67 meters in your group and you will have to wait to find out if you are in the final.
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