Hugo González flies in Fukuoka and gets a ticket to Paris

The fourth day of competition, the best Hugo González emerged, the thoroughbred of the styles who had managed to be the 200 European champion (Budapest, 2021) and an Olympic semifinalist, but who had not been able to enjoy a world final. Neither in that test nor in any other. Until tonight in Fukuoka, when he has flown like a torpedo to win his series against, nothing more and nothing less, that the local idol, Diaya Seto, and get the ticket for the Olympic Games in Parisanother of the requirements demanded by the technical direction of the RFEN.

After finishing twelfth in the 100 backstroke, Hugo González completed a great partial in a test that has taken the measure, such as the 200 styles. The discipline requires mastering all the modalities and knowing what the best race strategy is, as in any 200. Hugo González has been gaining the necessary experience to have the partials in mind. He touched first fourth in the butterfly section with 25.30 and placed first in the back, his best style, with 29.05 for a total of 54.35.

Sergi López, when he was training Hugo González in the United States, highlighted the Mallorcan’s qualities as a breaststroker, who even swam some events with excellent results. And his breaststroke was so supreme that he held the pulse of the Japanese, a specialist in the discipline (1: 28.01). With the strength to finish well, he set a free partial of 28.57, somewhat short compared to his rivals, who swam in 27 such as the British Tom Dean or the Australian Thomas Neillbut it helped him to be first in his series and fourth in total with his second best mark ever (1:56.58).

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“It is what I was looking for. It will be a quick final, but that’s why we came, to enjoy the best swimmers in the world. I felt better than in the 100 backstroke, I hope to maintain the same sensations. Marchand is one step ahead, but I think the silver and bronze will be even. I am very happy that the work finally comes to light. Everything is marked by time and you don’t see the work”commented the swimmer once the test was over.

On Calle 6, Hugo González will look for the medal. It is a high-level final with Leon Marchand down 4th street (1:56.34), British Duncan Scoot down 5th street (1:56.50) and American Carson Foster (1:56.55) apart from the two Japanese, who will have the support of the spectators and will be extra motivated.

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