Objectives of Gómez Noya for this season

Javier Gómez Noya, double world triathlon champion, told Efe that the European Championships in Pontevedra and the World Cup Final, in Beijing, will be the tests in which he hopes to reach the "two peaks of form" this season, as a preparation test that he will do with a view to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Gómez Noya, double European champion and triple winner of the World Cup, will focus the entire season, "without giving up anything", on outlining the best way to prepare for next year's Games, in which he will seek the only trophy that He lacks the Olympic medal, after in Beijing 2008, where he started as a favorite, he had to settle for fourth position.

The Galician champion was today, Saturday, the great attraction of the Annual Gala of the Spanish Olympic Sports Federation that unites swimming with cycling and running (FETri), in which the Secretary of State for the Sport, Jaime Lissavetzky, and attended by Marisol Casado, president of the International Triathlon Federation (ITU) and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

"The preseason is going well. I did a concentration of three weeks in Fuerteventura and now we are between Seville and Huelva“, commented Javi, who will train for the next three weeks in Punta Umbría, which will host the Cross Country World Championship on March 20.

"I haven't had any injuries or problems of any kind, so everything is in order. After the basic work, now we will focus on a more specific, quality work“, explained Gómez Noya, who is training under the orders of the Asturian Omar González and who will start competing in Mooloolaba (Australia), on March 27, in preparation for the Sydney event, where the World Cup begins.

Two weeks after Sydney (April 10), Javi will compete in Yokohama (Japan). “Then we will see“, Gómez Noya explained to Efe, who initially set the European championship as his maximum objective, which will be held in Pontevedra at the end of June.

"If the World Cup goes well, it could also be a goal to defend the title achieved last year. But, initially, the objective will be the European Championship, which makes me excited, because it is at home"He commented.

"And also the World Cup final, in Beijing (September 11), as the second peak of the year. So I can start resting soon and start preparing for the next season earlier."Added the triathlete from Ferrol, born in Basel (Switzerland) 27 years ago.

"It is not easy to adjust a set-up, which is why the preparations for both the European Championship in Pontevedra and the final in Beijing can provide us with numerous data with a view to the work that will have to be done with a view to the Games“, Gómez Noya explained to Efe, who today attended the Spanish federation gala after having received yesterday, Friday, at the Sports Gala in Ferrol (Coruña), the Silver Carabela -something already common in recent years-.

"Elite athletes always think about our training, but it is also good to receive a prize or award from time to time. It is appreciated, because they are a recognition of all the work done“, declared to Efe the best triathlete in the world.


Source: EFE arh

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