The Chilean Riveros will debut in Madrid under the orders of Omar González

The Chilean Bárbara Riveros, who last year came to lead the World Triathlon after winning in Sydney (Australia) and be second in Seoul, will debut this year in Madrid, where she will do it for the first time under the command of Omar González, technician of the double Spanish world champion Javier Gómez Noya.

Riveros, born in Santiago de Chile 24 years ago and who until recently was based in Canberra (Australia), has spent almost two months in the Galician town of Pontevedra training under the orders of the Asturian Omar González, Gómez Noya's coach, who makes In less than a month he won his third European champion title in Eliat (Israel) and will start among the favorites for gold at the London Olympics, which will open at the end of July.

The Chilean triathlete - who last year also came to occupy the first position in the world ranking - opted for the change of coach and residence to better prepare for the London Games, as explained in a telephone conversation with Efe from Pontevedra Omar González, who confirmed the presence of Riveros in the World Cup event in Madrid on May 26.

“He was going to compete in the first round of the world championship, in Sydney, but he couldn't do it because of gastroenteritis and he wasn't in San Diego either. He now trains with us in Pontevedra and his first important test this season will be in Madrid, ”the prestigious Asturian coach told Efe.

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