Athletics World Cup | Spain advances to third place in the medal table, but… is that true?

An impressive fourth place for Adri Benn in the 800m final He is the best so far for the Spanish delegation at the National Center for Athletics and makes Mohamed Katheer the last Spanish hope to add a medal at the National Center for Athletics.

Despite this, in the absence of the last day of competition Spain ranks third in the medal table thanks to its four career golds Athlete (Two for Alvaro Martin and two for Maria Perez).

The march, that specialty that Sebastian Coe despised And who did not have time yesterday to carry the ribbon upon the arrival of Ethiopian women’s marathon winner Amani Berisho Shankule. In fact, she was second until Canada passed her on Saturday with the golds of Marco Arup (800) and Pierce Lepage (decathlon) as well as the silver of Sarah Mitton (weight).

With the most successful discipline in the history of Spanish athletics hanging by a thread due to the IOC’s desires to be in collusion with world athletics, the other fact is that Spain have only won four medals in the last 12 years at World Cups Outdoors, from the Catalan Natalia Rodriguez bronze in the 1500-meter race in Daegu 2011.

Achieved by the head of the team delegation, Ruth Petya (silver in the altimeter in Moscow 2013)The Spanish-Cuban Orlando Ortega (bronze medal in the 110 hurdles in Doha 2019), the Spanish-Moroccan Mohamed Qutir (bronze in the 1500 hurdles in Eugene 22), and the absentee in the current event, Asier Martinez (bronze medal in the 110 hurdles in Eugene). 22). The other two in the rally came with Miguel Ángel Lopez of Murcia’s 20km as the double champion (gold in Beijing 15 and silver in Moscow 2013).

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In light of these numbers, two readings appear. from one side, The marching condition does not allow turning in profile And it would be inconceivable anything that isn’t a resolute defense of the discipline without ambiguity from the IAAF (Raúl Chapado has just been elected vice-president of world athletics). It is as if Norway does not advocate cross-country skiing or biathlon. or ice hockey in Canada. Or Italy fenced it off.

And the other is that Although Spain is third in the World Cup medal table, it is not the second best athletics team on the planet. In fact, in the standings he drops to seventh place without forgetting that his 48 points, neither more nor less than 36, come from the rally (eight of each gold in addition to Christina Montesinos’ four with her fifth place in the 35 km).

In Kater’s absence, he composed his best poems in the 5000 final against Ingebrijtsen and the “Ethiopian Army” with Aregawi, Kegelcha and Gebrehiwet. The track provided sixth place for Fatima Diamy the eighth in length by Tessie Ibocel, Mario Garcia Romo VI in 1500 And the fourth is mentioned by Adre bin Adrien in the year 800. Those are the Spanish baggage on the track on the banks of the Danube.

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