The Chilean Bárbara Riveros, who last year came to lead the World Triathlon after winning in Sydney (Australia) and being second in Seoul, will debut this year in Madrid, where she will do it for the first time under the command of Omar González, coach of Spanish double 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, the technician of Gómez Noya, who In less than a month, he won his third European championship title in Eliat (Israel) and will start among the gold favorites at the London Olympics, which will open in late July.
The Chilean triathlete - who last year also came to occupy the first place in the world ranking - opted for the change of coach and residence to better prepare for the London Games, according to a telephone conversation with Efe from Pontevedra Omar González, who confirmed Riveros' presence in the Madrid World Cup test on May 26.
«He was going to compete in the first round of the World Cup, in Sydney, but he was unable to do so due to gastroenteritis and he was not in San Diego either. Now he is training with us in Pontevedra and his first important test this season will be Madrid, ”the prestigious Asturian coach told Efe.