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Genis Grau and David Castro, at the elite start of the Tokyo Test Event

David Castro has been registered at the last minute

El Tokyo test It is a test that serves as a simulation of what will be the Tokyo Olympics, and the triathletes come a year before to the same stage, in Odaiba Beach.

In the men's test they will be Genís Grau y David Castro, who has come to Tokyo to do the mixed relay with Tamara Gómez (he was the U23 world champion in Cozumel 2016 in this specialty), and who has found that he will return to run an Olympic test since he achieved the place coming from the waiting list once the briefing has concluded.

The mixed relay the novelty in Tokyo

For the mixed relay will be added Tamara Gomez, Recent bronze in the Kazan European Sprint Championship, and that he is returning to the competition after an ordeal of injuries that seems to be being forgotten.

The mixed relay, which will be the novelty of the triathlon in Tokyo 2020, began hesitantly for the Spanish team, but this season it is taking hold and positioning itself with the best and with a good presence in the race, proving that it can be another option in the Olympics.

Noya, Mola and Alarza absent in the test

In 2019, Spain does not go to either Javier Gómez Noya, or Mario Mola, or Fernando Alarza, or Antonio Serrat. The proximity of the Grand Final in Lausanne, in which the first three are played in the World Cup (Mario Mola 2nd, Javier Gómez 3rd and Fernando Alarza 4th) has meant that from the technical direction and after speaking with the athletes themselves, work with caution , and at a time of the season when competitions, trips and efforts begin to weigh.

This decision to resign from participating in the Test Event has prevented more than one from perhaps being able to destroy their aspirations to the world championship led by French Vicent Luis. The French triathlete at the last minute has imitated the Spanish procedure, and he will not be in the game in Tokyo either for his claims to be world champion.

The Spanish triathlon has understood this decision and has supported its athletes, seeking the best conditions so that the achievement of another world championship keeps all options open. And at the same time, he will be in Tokyo to accumulate learning for the Olympic challenge with triathletes less experienced international competitions of this magnitude in the men's category.

Source: FETRI


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