Gómez Noya: His goal in the Olympic Games is "to go out for victory"

The Spanish triathlete Javier Gómez Noya assured that his objective in the London Olympic Games is to "go out for victory" since he considers himself a "favorite" in the fight for medals, although he warns that there are "many people" with options of win there, including the English brothers Brownlee "for racing at home" and "for the level shown" in recent years.

«Winning the European championship in Pontevedra is not an obsession but I really want to

"I consider myself one of the favorites because I see myself with a chance of winning a medal although there are many people with a chance of winning at the Games," he warned. "The Brownlee brothers (Alistair and Jonathan, from England) for racing at home and for the level they have shown in recent years are the two big favorites," he added.

Gomez Noya indicated that he does not know how he will "be exactly" in the first race of the season, on March 21 in Australia, although he clarified that the pre-season training - first in Fuerteventura and then the last three weeks in Punta Umbría ( Cádiz) - «they have gone well». He also stressed that his two "most important" appointments of the season will arrive in June (European Championship) and in September (World Cup final tests) so he must "go step by step", although he acknowledges that he "wants to start competing."

"Winning the European Championship in Pontevedra is not an obsession but I really want to," he declared. "This time being at home, in areas where I usually train it will be much more special and it is also a one-day test in which we can get enough data in preparation for the London Olympics," he clarified.

On the other hand, he praised the Madrid triathlete Ana Burgos, who at the age of forty will try to qualify for the 2012 Games. He stressed that she is "an example" since she started in this sport and that she has done "great things at the national level "While pointing out that his challenge to contest the next Olympics is" to take off his hat ", an objective that he considers feasible considering the" work capacity "and" the very high level "at which, according to Noya, he is still find the Madrilenian.

“The problem with the Olympic Games, unlike other races, is that you have few opportunities in your life as an athlete. So far I have had one and I am 27 years old. I was fourth and perhaps it was not the position I expected but it did not turn out as expected, "he lamented. "Triathlon is a very strategic sport in which you have to be perfect on the day of the competition to perform well," he warned.

Finally, the Galician said that he appreciates "very much" the awards received for his great results in 2010, although he warned that these awards sometimes "deprive you of training" and "being calm." Despite this inconvenience, He was grateful that "a minority sport is valued" such as triathlon.


Source: www.marca.com

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