Spanish aspirations for medals in Tokyo 2021

Of the eight triathletes summoned Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza and Miriam Casillas are already classified for the next Games.

Today a round table organized by the FETRI was held where the 8 best athletes in the Spanish Olympic ranking participated.

Live we have been able to see the triathletes Mario Mola, Miriam Casillas, Fernando Alarza, Anna GodoyJavier Gómez Noya, Sara Pérez Sala, Antonio Serrat y Carolina Routier with the president José Hidalgo and the technical director Inaki Arenal.

Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza and Miriam Casillas have a place in Tokyo

Of the eight triathletes summoned Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza and Miriam Casillas are already classified for the next Games.

The rest of the triathletes present were Javier Gómez Noya, Anna Godoy, Sara Pérez Sala and Carolina Routier. Together with them, the interventions before the media opened, the president of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, José Hidalgo, and the Technical director, Iñaki Arenal.

President Hidalgo highlighted the role of triathlon and our international triathletes as role models and good behavior before society in recent months, in addition to highlighting their results and commitment to our sport and the Federation.

For his part, technical director Iñaki Arenal analyzed the Olympic classification, the selection criteria, and the new situation with the suspension of competitions two months before the end of the Olympic classification process.

The declarations

José Hidalgo: "The Games are as important as the way to them"

Iñaki Arenal: «Three men's and three women's places are only guaranteed by one country, and three plus two, four national teams together with ours. Our presence in the mixed relay is assured and we are medal contenders if we do it well. The criteria for assigning places are the same, the classification period continues and is endorsed by the IOC. In Spain we maintain the published criteria, the only change would come if there is a problem where those places assigned by criteria would be assigned by technical management ».

Next, the eight athletes who individually analyzed their Olympic cycle in Tokyo took the floor, before giving way to questions from journalists accredited to the event.

Miriam Casillas: «This cycle is different from the previous one and my objective was Tokyo, after surgery I returned to compete. In 2019 I focused my season. I am grateful that the Federation leaves the places also obtained for 2021 ».

Mario Mola: «This Olympic cycle has been the best of all, my goal was the World Cup (it already has three World Cups and a Runner-up), and if everything goes well and the Olympics are played, I will take them with the responsibility».

Anna Godoy: «My cycle has been to compete a lot and go learn race by race. There is one year left to continue improving and to see how we close this cycle ».

Fernando Alarza: «The objective was to achieve the place as soon as possible, avoiding what happened in Rio 2016 that I got at the last minute and then had stress. She was going to play the World Cup and be very good in July, but now it's time to try to take advantage of these weeks. Planning is in 2021 and not in what is left this year.

Sara Perez Room: "This year the idea was to do a little better and I'm going little by little."

Javi Gómez Noya: «For having spent so many years in the Olympic distance, in 2018 I decided to dedicate myself to Ironman and in 2019 I tried to qualify for the Games. In the first races I felt good and I'm trying to ensure the qualification and that I can go to the Olympic Games. which is my goal ».

Carolina Routier: «I started the cycle with desire after not being able to finish the Rio 2016 Games, unfortunately I had an accident that deprived me of being in a position to compete, but I am happy to have made a good 2019 with the results. My goal is to compete at the highest level and I am grateful to be able to return to the competition. ”

Antonio Serrat: "These Olympics are for learning." What remains of the cycle I must continue learning and do better in the races.

The full video

#FETRIEnCasa Round Table - Tokyo Olympic Cycle The #FETRIEnCasa Round Table begins in which we will analyze the Olympic cycle from Rio to Tokyo with our best eight international triathletes, together with the president and technical director of the Spanish Triathlon Federation. the following components of the #Triatmada: Male triathletes: - Mario Mola- Fernando Alarza- Javier Gómez Noya- Antonio SerratFemale triathletes- Miriam Casillas- Anna Godoy- Sara Pérez Sala- Carolina RoutierLaLigaSports Iberdrola GO fitSuperior Sports CouncilCommittee Spanish Olympics # SomosTriatlon #FETRIECasa

Posted by Spanish Federation of Triathlon on Friday, 15. May 2020

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