The saddest Euroindoor started in Istanbul

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The first day of Istanbul Indoor European and it was done in the bitterness of celebrating a long-awaited event in a country devastated by a terrible earthquake that killed more than 44,000 people less than a month ago. The organization left a flag in support of Turkey in each of the 7,000 seats in the stands. and the few people present were embarrassed, creating a duller atmosphere than usual. In the streets there are no billboards, no shopping areas, or anything to change the mourning that the population lives. In addition, a huge black crepe greeted the athletes who crossed the finish line of the Ataköy Arena to remind them that there are no celebrations.

Continental’s indoor debut He left the first jug of cold water for the Spanish athletes. Saúl Ordóñez, one of the main assets to achieve a medal in the 800, surrendered in the first exchange and failed to advance to the semifinals after finishing fourth in his series with 1’51”72. The Galician was unable to overcome the health problems he suffered in the last two days and took to the track very limited and with enough energy. The positive note was starred by Adrián Ben (1’47”32) and Javier Mirón (1’47”38), who managed to pass the round with good feelings.

In 1500, only Jesús Gómez followed had expectations and went into the final with 3’41”26. Ignacio Fontes, on the contrary, did not perform at his level and was eliminated after finishing sixth in his heat with 3’44”33. It did not fail Jakob Ingebrigtsenwho is the great favorite to win the double in the 1,500 and 3,000.

For his part, Lorea Ibarzabal He left a great impression in his international debut with the Spanish National Team and passed the first round strongly in 2’04”63. “I don’t close any doors. It’s my debut, but I want to reach the final”, assured the Madrilenian. His partner couldn’t pass Daniela Garciawhich placed fourth in his series.

Within 3,000, Marta Perez qualified to the final with 8’56”82 and martha garciawho held the top positions very well throughout the race, gave up on the last lap but changed times and was in the final with 9’06″14. bethlehem toil he was eliminated by weight with 16.88m, more than a meter below the minimum to access the final.

Source: La Verdad

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