The Spanish Raquel Gonzalez (Mataro, Barcelona; 32 years old) has been proclaimed this Tuesday European runner-up in the 35-kilometre walk (2:49:10). Gonzalez, who suffered a lot in the last kilometers, where her second position was in danger, threatened by the Hungarian Viktoria Madarasz, managed to cross the finish line, excited, seconds ahead of the Magyar, bronze, although behind the Greek Antigoni Ntrismpioti , intractable on the streets of Munich (2:46:58).
Gonzalez, a professional since 2013, when he won bronze in the 20km team walk and silver in the Mediterranean Games, had achieved most of his successes in the team disciplines. This Tuesday, in the sunny streets of Munich, Mataro, fifth in the World Championships in Eugene (United States) less than a month ago, she has managed to shine alone and achieve her best individual result to date.
Gonzalez’s silver, achieved a few minutes after Miguel Ángel Lopez’s gold on the same route, represents the fourth medal for Spain at the European Championships in Munich after the silver for the women’s marathon team, the bronze for the men’s team in the same discipline and the glory achieved by Lopez.
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