Adel Mechaal manages to go to the ultimate and one of the best Spanish model, in a semifinal that ended with a brand new Olympic document for Kenyan Abel Kipsang (3: 31.65). Ignacio Fontes, within the first sequence, additionally managed to get a place by being fifth.
- lvaro martn One step away from the rostrum in 20 km he marches, and Diego Garca, sixth
- Asier Martinez Sixth within the ultimate of 110 hurdles regardless of working with out lenses
The 1,500 recovers. An incredible symptom that Spanish athletics awakens in Tokyo. The center floor that has given a lot to Spain had felt an vacancy after two years to which they named Jos Manuel Abascal and Jos Luis Gonzlez, and Fermn Cacho and Reyes Estvez. The one to return can’t be in contrast, for now, however, for now, it has positioned two athletes in probably the most prestigious finals on the monitor, Adel Mechaal and Ignacio Fontes.
The 2 made their greatest information in two very quick semifinals, a degello, during which they used totally different methods. Mechaal stepped again to progress and squeeze on the finish to complete in fourth place. Fontes, quite the opposite, stood subsequent to Cheruiyot and solely within the ultimate modifications did he surrender positions, however not sufficient to remain out of the grand ultimate. He was fifth with a private greatest (3: 34.49). Additionally made by Mechaal (3.32.19).
The third Spaniard, Jess Gmez, couldn’t sustain the tempo of the check during which Mechaal additionally ran and completed twelfth. Abel kipsang I completed in about 3: 31.65 which is already, earlier than the ultimate, the quickest race in an Olympic Video games. The ultimate can enhance it.
Mechaal additionally thinks he can. He has solely run 4 1,500 this yr and in all of them he has improved. “Why not think about 3:30?”, Stated the athlete from Palams, who’s competing after a sophisticated yr on account of his mom’s sickness, hospitalized for leukemia, and to which he dedicates this ultimate from Tokyo.