Paris, May 21 (Benin News) –
The Spanish delegation continues to top the medal table at the 2022 Iberian Alicante Championships, which on Saturday was marked by two world records set by Dominican Marillide Paulino, who was the star of La Nucia in the 400m, and that of Cuban Lazaro Martinez in the triple jump.
Marilyde Paulino took center stage on Saturday and didn’t disappoint at all. The Dominican athlete – a two-time Olympic medalist – dominated the 400-meter race at will and won a time of 49.49, this year’s world record and championship number, overtaking Anna Guevara’s throne with 50.65 in 1998.
And her compatriot Fiordialisa Covel won the second place with a time of 50.64, which is a personal best and also less than the previous record, while Cuban Roxana Gomez took the bronze with a score of 51.03. The Dominican also won the men’s 400 meters thanks to Lidio Velez with 44.64.
Meanwhile, in 1500 there was a double Spanish. Veteran Solange Pereira won thanks to her last dash that allowed her to stop the clock in 4:15.87 and compatriot Águeda Muñoz finished second with a time of 4:16.42. The bronze went to Portugal’s Salome Afonso, still in the lead, with a score of 4:17.35.
Didak Salas scored Spain’s other victories on Saturday and was the best pole vaulter. The top contenders are Argentina’s German Chiaraviglio and Portugal’s Robbem Miranda, but Salas was the only one to pass 5.40, a height no rivals could surpass.
In addition, Spanish Laura Redondo controlled the hammer throw at will and would have won any of her five valid throws. His best result was 68.68 times the 68-meter barrier. The Catalan advanced by more than four meters over the Brazilian Mariana Marcelino, who recorded 64.51 and won the silver medal, with a difference of only 7 cm from the Colombian Mayra Gaviria, who finished third (64.44).
Spain also won the men’s 4×100 race thanks to the quartet of Bernat Cane, Jesus Gomez, Daniel Rodriguez and Sergio Lopez. With very fast races and good changes, the Spaniards won the gold with a time of 39.03. The Dominican Republic won the silver with 39.19 points, while Brazil won the bronze with 39.32 points.
On the other hand, the other big mark of the day was created by Cuban Indoor World Champion Lazaro Martinez, who scored 17.30 (+0.3), setting a new tournament record that puts him at the top of the rankings. the year. Spain’s Marcos Ruiz took the silver with a personal best of 16.94 (-0.1) and a final attempt of 16.80. The bronze went to Portuguese Thiago Luis Pereira with 16.71.
In addition, Colombian Melissa Gonzalez won the women’s 400m hurdles with Spain’s Sarah Gallego in second, while bronze went to Costa Rica’s Gerald Drummond in the men’s 400m hurdles, a Costa Rica national record of 48.87, under 49s, and first. Men’s gold medal for his country in the history of Iberian America.
Irene Sanchez Escribano also took bronze in the 3000m hurdles and Bruno Comin won the same medal in the decathlon. The bad news for Spain on Saturday was the injury of Spaniard Orlando Ortega, who withdrew after the warm-up period.