This weekend, Águilas has become the triathlon capital of Europe. The young promises of this sport have measured their forces on the beaches and streets of the city, making the coastal town a complete show
Since this Friday, the Opening Ceremony of the XXVII Triathlon "Marques de Águilas" was celebrated, the whole city has turned to this sport festival. Hundreds of aquilines and visitors have contemplated the development of the tests encouraging young triathletes in their fight for medals.
It should be noted the excellent organization of each and every one of the tests, result of the effort and commitment of the Municipal Sports Board and its Volunteers, work that has been publicly recognized by the President of the ETU, Renato Bretandi, the President of the Spanish Federation of Triathlon, José Hidalgo, as well as the municipal authorities, represented by the Mayor, Bartolomé Hernández and the Councilor for Sports, Diego Martínez Parra
Although luck has not been put in face with the Spanish athletes, who have not been rewarded for their efforts with a place on the podium, our triathletes have been fighting for the first places in all the contested races.
In Sub 23, the trio formed by Mario Mola, Alarza and Uxío Abuín trimmed differences with the head of the race without getting into the final dispute for the metals. At the finish line, Frenchman Le Corre took the gold after a hard final sprint in the last few meters of the competition with the Slovak Richard Varga who had to settle for silver, while the Briton Thomas Bishop took the bronze enter third place.
In the category of females, which had a large Spanish representation, Carolina Routier again demonstrated her great skills in the water, coming out in first position. The banyolina was followed very closely by the Swiss Celine Schaerer, the Croatian Sara Vilic, the Russian Anastasia Abrosimova and the Barcelona Anna Godoy.
However, the bicycle circuit took down the Spanish triathletes, throwing the first positions to the French Cassan and the Russians
Alexandra Razarenova and Elena Danilova who won gold, silver and bronze respectively.
In the Men's Youth Relay category, a race that has developed at a strong pace, the Hungarians and Portuguese stood out in the early stages of the competition, although finally the French team has been proclaimed European Champion, followed by the Hungarian team, silver , and the Norwegians bronze, while the Spaniards have achieved a remarkable sixth place in the European.
The Spanish team, made up of Aleix Domenech, Ignacio González and Antonio Serrat, has offered a great performance, demonstrating its good progression.
In the Women's Youth Relays, where 16 teams have competed, the Portuguese representatives have climbed to the top of the podium, accompanied by the French team in second place and the British team in third place.
For its part, the three components of the Spanish team have concluded the championship in 11ª position. Cecilia Santamaría was the first to enter the Playa de las Delicias, leaving the water and staying in the leading group. After carrying out his relief, the witness has given to Inés Santiago who has made the second post. While Yaiza Bermudes has been in charge of closing the Spanish relay.
In another of the great sporting events, the Men's European Junior Cup, held on Sunday morning, the first place on the podium was for the Israeli Amiati Yonah, the silver for the Belgian Jelle Geens and the bronze for the Swiss athlete Adrien Briffod , while the Spanish Antonio Serrat has obtained a meritorious fourth place.
In women, the Hungarian Renata Fuchs has risen with the first position, while the second and third place have fallen to the Italian Lisa Schanung and the Slovakian Ivana Kuriackova respectively.
Finally, the Sub 23 Mixed Relays have seen the Italian team crown gold, while silver has fallen to Russian triathletes and bronze for British athletes.
On the other hand, in the Qualification for the Championship of Spain they have obtained a place, Issac López, Jesús Gomar, Albert Parreño, Bruno Satin, Emilio Aguayo, Pedro Miguel Reig, Alberto González, Jordi Pascual, Víctor
Candel, Raúl Martínez, Pedro Miguel Serrano, Víctor Benages, the brothers Jesús and Víctor Ramírez, and Daniel Puerta, while in women they have managed to ensure their participation all the athletes who have contested the event, Elena Aguilar, Melina Alonso, Carmen Alfonso, Nuria Pubill, Mabel Gallardo, Amaya Jimeno, Laia Escobedo, Fatima Maestre, García Presentation, Ana Bellver and the aquiline María López de Haro.
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