The second stop of the circuit Mare Nostrum-Ciutat de Barcelona Trophywhich has been taking place since this Wednesday in the CN Sant Andreu swimming pool, has had a noticeable drop. Hugo González, one of the banners of Spanish swimming, who needs to get the minimum to attend the Fukuoka World Cup in JulyHe was registered in up to five tests but finally he did not appear in tomorrow’s session.
As far as AS learned, the swimmer could not travel from the United States due to various setbacks on the trip. Last weekend, the Mallorcan had a bacterial infection in his throat that made him take antibiotics, apart from the fact that he is in the process of being able to extend his visa in the American country with the intention of prolonging his sports career there, which has made it impossible for him. come to barcelona
The swimmer recently finished his university studies in California and has trained during this time with the group of Dave Duran, one of the American swimming gurus. The Majorcan would not go to the World Cup if he does not achieve this minimum and it will be in the hands of the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation that accepts that he can achieve it in another competition.
Zamorano, silver in the 200 backstroke on a brilliant day
Yes, the rest of the Spaniards and the cast of internationals who have met in Sant Andreu have participated. It is necessary to emphasize the second place of Africa Zamorano in the 200 backstroke (2:10.16) and sixth place Joan Lluís Pons in the 400 IM (4:19.84), which leaves him somewhat far from the minimum for the World Cup, which stands at (4:18.76). At the international level, the speed test stood out, the 50 men’s freestyle, with the victory of the French Florent Manaudou (21.88) ahead of the Hungarian Szebasztian Szabo (22.00) and the American Michael Andrew (22.20). American Lydia Jacoby made a great mark (1:05.84) in the 100 breaststroke while in the 50 breaststroke Andrews himself (27.36) beat the Italian Nicolo Martinenghi (27.42).