Mireia Belmonte Boosts Tally to 7 Spanish Titles With 200IM, 800 Free & Relay Wins

Mireia Belmonte of Spain - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Double Olympic silver medallist Mireia Belmonte concluded a solid Spanish Championships in Gijon this evening with a 2:09 victory in the 200m medley and an 8:14 title in the 800m freestyle after three days of racing that appeared to confirm that the worst of the shoulder issues that cause her to withdraw from world titles back in August are behind her heading into Olympic year; Spain seniors to bypass Euro s/c titles this coming week

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Double Olympic silver medallist Mireia Belmonte concluded a solid Spanish Championships in Gijon this evening with a 2:09 victory in the 200m medley and an 8:14 title in the 800m freestyle after three days of racing that appeared to confirm that the worst of the shoulder issues that cause her to withdraw from world titles back in August are behind her heading into Olympic year; Spain seniors to bypass Euro s/c titles this coming week

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Yozhik

Looks like a boycott to me. Israel is safer place for sure now than Europe.

Craig Lord

Yozhik, I understand what you mean but it can’t be a boycott nor a safety issue if Spain is sending a youth team. I don’t think the Spanish are into sacrificing their young… In part it may well have been a reaction to Spain being told it could not send a couple of its best juniors because they are ‘too young’ under rules that will be no ore from Jan 1; in part, and more significantly, it is an Olympic season choice based on the timing of events on the way to early trials next year.

Yozhik

OK, let’s hope that such a timing of events is the wisest way for Spanish swimmers to prepare for Olympic Games. Sending just their youth to big meets happens all the time. China does it for example with PanPac games.

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