Far from the good spirits she showed in 400 styles, the Barcelona woman had no choice in a series dominated by Ledecky.
less than 48 hours had elapsed since the entry of miria belmonte In the Tokyo pool it will hopefully make him feel better, though not a medal, as he is fourth in the 400 styles, 23 cents from the podium. Freestyle’s final 100 had given him hope, but when he had to develop it into the longest trial, the feelings were not the same. He was eliminated and was not in the final of the 1,500, his second in the series.
The Spanish woman emerged from Calle Uno, in a series in which the great Katie Ledecky, who swam in the final of the 400 free on the same day, where she lost to Ariane Titmus, 200 series free and 1,500 this straight semifinal. The American was unbeaten to finish with 15:35.35, the best mark of the test in some sports, although the Olympic record already has a symbolic value.
Miria started off badly and couldn’t quite get back to her normal form. His adaptation has always been better in the 800 of the two long-distance exams he intended to face in Tokyo, but with him came doubts, due to injuries, he returned to Badalona after this disappointing series in the 1,500.