One of the toughest modalities of the Olympic Games will have at least one Basque representative: Ainhoa Murua from Zaragoza will compete in the triathlon again after her two participations in the last editions of the Games.
The monitoring of athletes from the Basque Country who choose to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games is the objective of the monthly program 'BAT to London 2012', the sixth installment of which is broadcast this Thursday from 22:30 p.m. on ETBK Sat.
Presented by Iñigo Asensio, this space follows the preparation of the Basque Olympians and also includes in-depth interviews with the athletes and with their families and coaches, testimonies from veteran Olympians, or the follow-up of the preparations in the British capital of which will be the main world sporting event in 2012.
Martín Fiz will be in charge of opening the last program of the series in 2011, in which he will describe his Olympic participations in the marathon. The athlete from Vitoria starred in a spectacular fourth place in Atlanta 1996 and was sixth in Sydney 2000, fighting with the best athletes in the specialty.
The program will continue with one of the first Basque athletes to qualify for the London 2012 Games. This is Juanjo Aranburu, from Irune, who, in the skeet mode, already participated in the 2008 Beijing event. , his aspirations for the competition next summer are maximum. The 'BAT to London 2012' team has been with the Gipuzkoan shooter at his training center in Mallorca.
One of the toughest modalities of the Olympic Games will have at least one Basque representative: Zaragoza's Ainhoa Murua will return to the triathlon after her two participations in the last editions of the Games. Murua has completed his best season since he has been among the world elite of this sport, and he is finishing his preparation for the London test combining it with his teaching work at the Salbatore Mitxelena ikastola in his hometown.
The program will revisit London just six months after the British capital becomes the world center of sport. On this occasion, the whitewater channel in which the slalom canoeing events will be held has received the visit of a wide Basque representation, led by the state coach, and former Olympian in Barcelona'92, Xabier Etxaniz.
"BAT to London 2012" airs this Thursday from 22:30 pm on ETBK Sat.