The Mallorcan swimmer Hugo González starts as a favorite in the 39th edition of the International Christmas Tournament held this Wednesday in Ordizia (Gipuzkoa), if he confirms the good filming of the World Short Pool Championship in Abu Dhabi, while in women Lidón Muñoz is a clear candidate to revalidate her 2019 title. Both swimmers, in addition to the Catalan Jessica Vall, who would also enter the bunch of favorites to triumph, know what it is to win a tournament that alternates the venues every year San Sebastián, in a long pool, and Ordizia, in a short bucket.
The World Cup in the United Arab Emirates will allow the Spanish swimmers who competed to have a higher filming point, in fact Hugo López was the ninth mark in one of his specialties, the 200-meter back, one place from contesting the final. López, three times European champion and recent national gold medalist in Palma de Mallorca in November, must confirm his great moment Although it will have tough competitors such as Alberto Lozano, junior European runner-up in 2016 and increasingly established in the elite at 23 years of age.
Nacho Campos or the Italian Mateo Milli, winner of some Mediterranean games (2013) and a regular finalist in European championships will be other candidates for victory, which will be decided by the conversion into points of the marks of all the winners applying the FINE table. This event will also have an important presence in women and Lidón Muñoz, the number one after winning seven medals in the Spanish championship in November and taking this trophy in 2017 and 2019, will fight a Jessica Vall who has not had a good performance in Abu Dhabi and who will want to make up for herself. The Czech Simona Kubova, another swimmer who arrives in a great state, will be another of the rivals to watch together with the Italians Francesca Fangio, European bronze this year in the 200 meters breaststroke, and the young promise from transalpine Anna Pirovano