Carla Domínguez gold in 5,000 meters in the European U-20s

07/18/2021 at 6:22 PM CEST


The Barcelona athlete Carla Dominguez the gold medal was hung this Sunday in the final of 5,000 meters of the Tallinn European Under-20s with an irresistible attack in the last kilometer that gave him the victory with a time of 16: 16.57. The Terrassa long-distance runner shot in the third thousand and gained a few meters ahead of a group -with Angela Vicious– who reached it two laps later at the pace set by the British Alice garner.

1,500 from the end Dominguez she launched a new attack, but this time no one could catch her. The Latvian Agate caune He was the one who came closest to him, second with 16: 17.56, best European U-18 mark of the year. Vicious finished eleventh with 17: 04.75 and Maria Forero fifteenth with 17: 25.76.

The triumph Dominguez It took place just a few minutes after the one obtained by the Aragonese Pol Oriach in the 3,000 m hurdles, after a powerful last lap that gave him the title with a time of 8: 41.36, best European mark of the year and fourth Spanish of all time. I started as a favorite, but in the middle of the race Oriach he was far behind the Danish Axel Christensen, which escaped almost from the start.

Christensen set a rhythm that brought the group into line one by one, with Oriach behind him, in no-man’s-land for several laps. At the bell, the Danish advantage seemed decisive, but the Spaniard had not said his last word. In the counter-right, he greatly reduced the distance with the Dane and from the last obstacle left him irretrievably behind.

Oriach conquers the title of 3,000 m obstacles than another Aragonese, Toni Abadía, had achieved in Novi Sad twelve years ago. In a final with triple Spanish representation, Marc Fernandez finished seventh with 9: 03.27 and Carlos Gomez thirteenth with 9: 18.57.

It was the fifth medal for Spain in the Tallinn Europeans and the second gold medal (then Carla’s came), after the one achieved by Paul McGrath in the 10,000 m walk. In addition, Marina Martínez has achieved silver in 1,500 and David Cantero in 5,000, and Mireya Arnedillo a bronze in 1,500.

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