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Antonio Serrat shuffles into Javier Gómez Noya's training group

Carlos David Prieto, Noya's coach, will be the new technical director of the Pontevedra Technification Center

We echo the news published by the newspaper atlantico.net where they say that the dismissal of Omar González as coach of the Galician Triathlon Federation has left the coach of Vigués without a coach Antonio Serrat.

Carlos Prieto has offered to stay in Pontevedra in the sub-23 group and train from time to time with the Gomez Noya group , although Antonio is valuing other options,

The Galician have had to train on their own to face the last competitions of the season, including the last World Series event, last August 31, or the Spanish Olympic Distance Championship, which will be held next week in A Coruña.

«This year the situation was a bit tense at the Technification Center because there was a change of president and from the outset it was known that Omar would be fired.

But the months passed, it did not happen and the situation was rare, ”explains Serrat, who states that González's dismissal «I got a little off the hook because I was in Switzerland, two days after the last World Cup event.

There I learned that he was no longer my coach and it was a bit weird because then I was in Switzerland for a week, I still went to Banyoles to run a World Cup and last week I stayed with him to talk and he said he was no longer our coach.

So I don't know if it is your fault or because of the Federation, but the fact is that right now I am without a coach and saving the careers that I am organizing, joining people who are working here in Vigo«

The triathlete especially regrets the reaction of his former coach, with whom he had been working for six seasons: «I was sorry because, once he was fired, he disengaged and threw in the towel.

I think that apart from being my coach at the Center, there was a greater bond than a simple scholarship. And see that from one day to another he goes by his side and does not even propose a project to continue with him ...

Everyone is free to do what they want, but I hoped that, since we started the season together, we would also finish it at least and at the end we could have sat down to see what we were doing«.

After the dismissal of Omar González, the Pontevedra Technification Center contacted Serrat. «The new technical director, which is Carlos David Prieto, the Gomez Noya coach, stayed with me to tell me his plan and I am thinking what to do.

Because they offer me to stay in Pontevedra with people who are growing, in the sub-23 group, and train from time to time with the Gómez Noya group.

For me it would be an honor to train with Javi's group, but all yearor », explains the Vigués, who also has offers from international groups with World Cup athletes.

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