Cross on ice | Alvaro Romero, World Junior Cup bronze

Donostia San Sebastian Alvaro Romero won the bronze medal yesterday in the skating race of the World Junior Cup held in Krasnoyarsk (Russia).

Alvaro Romero came in third place, after Canadian Elliott Gunden and Austrian Felix Bondra, who won gold and silver, respectively.

“The early days of training were not very good but in the race from the very first moment I was at the top and I felt very comfortable and fast on the track despite the difficult rounds with high-level people,” he said. the guy racer From Movistar SBX, who still has two years left in the junior category and follows in the footsteps of Lucas Eguibar, who in 2013 won the gold medal at the World Junior Cup in Turkey.

With the bronze medal, Alvaro Romero concludes this good season, achieving fifth place in the European Cup held on January 30th in Isola 2000 (France) and a victory in the FIS Test held on January 24th in Reiteralm (Austria).

Team leader Alex Martin said the result by 17-year-old Alvaro Romero was “encouraging”. “We want to continue working on his development and strengthening Alvaro as an athlete so that he can continue to achieve very good results,” he said.

Coach Astor Garcia stressed that “Alvaro’s career has been very difficult,” as he “ran a very difficult race from the start with two seeders having scored the eighth fastest time in the qualifiers. In the semi-finals he was tied to the point of disqualification. Elliot Grundin himself. Very focused from the start. “

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For his part, Sports Director of the Royal Spanish Federation of Winter Sports (RFEDI), Olmo Hernan, commented: “It was a great job for a strong and comfortable team. Alvaro won the athletes two years older than him and on a global level. Congratulations to the whole team.”

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