Mo Katir enters the final of the 5,000 meters at full throttle

Fight for a medal after accessing with the best record of all participants: 13: 30.10

Mo Katir, after finishing his series with victory.Petr David JosekAP
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Mohamed Katir presented, as expected, his candidacy for the medals in the 5,000 meters. He won (13: 30.10) his semi-final without haste, controlling the situation at all times and giving the impression to friends and strangers, friends and opponents, that he can aspire to anything. He is in great shape and believes in himself with a faith sustained by his marks and the way he makes them. No other favorites were left out of Friday’s final, including the world record holder, Joshua Cheptegei.

In the 1500s, the Spanish embraced the weight of tradition. Our three representatives, each in a series, Ignacio Fontes, Adel Mechaal Y Jess gmez they went on to the semifinals on day 5. The first with difficulties and times (3: 36.95). Mechaal (3: 36.74), by positions. In turn, Gmez lived through a series of dramas resolved, with justice, in his favor.

At the beginning of the last lap, two participants went to the ground. Gmez dodged Lewandowski and he had to try too hard to reengage in the race. Then the Qatari Hassan suffered the same fate as his unfortunate predecessors; and Gmez, unbalanced and probably fed up with fighting fate, ended up in a, under normal circumstances, dishonorable 3: 47.27. But, his misadventures acknowledged by the jury, he was re-caught.

Asier’s great debut

Asier Martinez produced a magnificent first-round impression of some 110 hurdles orphaned, alas, from Orlando Ortega. He won his series with 13.32. When you make your debut at the Olympics at 21 and adorn yourself that way, it produces something very close to enthusiasm. The Guipuzcoan is a joy for the fan. It has a sole and labia. He runs fluently and expresses himself properly.

Also, in the 400s, he passed a round Aauri Lorena Bokesa with 51.89, his best mark of the season. Pablo Torrijos, on the other hand, he was not even on the verge of getting into the final of the triple jump. They ask for 17.05 and get stuck at 15.87. If there is no explanation of order anything short of incapacitating, that record is disheartening.