Franco Florio You have 22 years And managed to beat Argentina record In 100 meters apartment in South American U-23 Championship from Brazil with a time of 10 seconds and 11 hundredths. 10s23 are gone from Charles Gates (1998) and Gabriel Simon (1999), Argentina’s fastest men until September 29, 2022 when the young athlete emerged from Villa Santa Rita, the federal capital.
“I guess I still don’t fall, I don’t take away from what I have achieved. The most important thing was that the brand appeared and balanced planets,” he expressed sympathetically with InfobaeAfter hours of the feat that happened in the city of Cascavel, Brazil, where he was also able to be hanged silver medal After he finished second behind Brazilian Eric Felipe Barbosa Cardoso.
justly, Barbossa Cardoso He is his main competitor on the tracks and Florio He admits that in history they achieved up to three victories each. Although the Brazilian is the one to judge in the speed test with a record in South American U-23 (10:01) and 14th place in the Senior World Cup. “When it was my turn to hit him, we ran at 10:30. So coming to South America and being able to make these marks makes me very happy,” the record holder analyzed by Albiceleste.
– Do you have any idea how long you made at the end of the race?
There are many races where you can ask me how I got out and I can tell you how I ran. But in these kinds of races that are finals and there’s a lot of pressure, you just focus on that, you’re on autopilot and you have no idea how long you’ve ran. Moreover, when I cross the finish line, I see that he beat me a little (three hundred) and I did not even think about the mark until everyone came to tell me. That’s when I realized the record. I never think about this.
Behind the winner are the coaches and Franco Florioyour coach, Xavier Murillo, It is a key piece in the historic achievement of Argentine athletics. “He’s behind the curtain. A lot of times everyone looks at the athlete, but the important thing is that he’s behind and as i always sayAnd the It is the mind that plans everything. From day one you trusted me and I have no more words of thanks.”Student reward.
How is a high-performance athlete prepared?
What is the daily preparation is to train a lot, eat well, sleep and recover in kinesiology to be better the next day. In that we have to move forward because in other places with better infrastructure like Brazil or the USA or Europe these are issues that are very well dealt with within athletics, and although in Argentina we have a lot of knowledge, there is a lack of materials. I train every day at CeNARD, eat there and go home. This is my daily routine, even if it seems boring, I like to enjoy it. The medal and the record are very beautiful, but to get here you have to do all of the above.
What are the sacrifices involved in this sport to reach the goals?
All high-performance athletes should put things aside and make sacrifices, but that’s what you have to do when you want to achieve important things. You can’t have it all, I live it normally and I’m used to it. I don’t have the talent of Usain Bolt, I wish I could do other things, but if I wanted to be among the best in the world as a target, which I was aiming for, I have to be one hundred percent in the head in athletics.
who – which Franco Florio He is undoubtedly a sports lover. Passionate about rugby since I was a kid, 5-20 years ago He ran with an oval in his hands Belgrano Sports Club To reach the national team with a shirt 7 . cougars. He was about to go to the Tokyo Olympics with the team, but the epidemic and the decision of the coaching staff made him rethink his fate.
And there was athletics waiting for him. “I had the other goal, the Senior National and I was aiming for it. We ran in 10s24 and the Argentine record was 10s23. Being so close, I stayed in athletics, so it was only natural that I quit rugby. I said to myself: “When I’m 40, I don’t want to wonder how fast I could have run”. I can’t complain that I played rugby young and I also wore a Los Pumas jersey,” the ENARD Scholarship recipient and Sports Minister of the Nation admitted.
His other hidden sport was basketball. In his neighborhood, Villa Santa Rita, Florio tried his luck at the Emporio Juniors Club. He was 16 and when he came back from rugby training, he was going to the gym to shoot hoops. “It was a sport I wanted to try when I was young, but when I went and they moved the ball really fast, I didn’t see anything. The only thing he did well was to run out of counterattack to beat him.”He remembers between laughs.
Next goal drawn Florio she Odesur Games which started on Saturday October 1 and will run through October 15 in Asuncion, Paraguay, but the calendar has other tournaments to challenge: “The main thing is to bring a medal to Argentina. We also have a South American player for the seniors which is very important, the Pan American Games at the end of the year and we will try to qualify for the World Cup, which we were very close to. But this is step by step and I want to go day by day.”
Nothing is impossible for Franco and if he has already managed to break the national record in the 100 meters, why not dream of Qualification for the World Cup or the Olympic GamesAlong with sports greats. “Positions dropped from 56 to 48 and I was 69th among those who went to the Senior World Cup. The minimum mark is 10 seconds, but for points in important races I can qualify. But with the head first in Odesur,” he concludes Floriothe fastest man in Argentina.