Marta Fernández wins gold and Sarai Gascón adds another silver!

Marta Fernández has established herself as one of the great revelations of Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The 27-year-old from Burgos has achieved this Tuesday the gold medal in the 50 meter breaststroke event in the SB3 category, adding the medal number 24 for Spain in the Paralympic event.

Fernández had to come back after a quick start by American Leanne Smith. Nevertheless, In the last 25 meters, Fernández took the lead of the event and, despite the stalking of the Russian Nataliia Butkova, managed to overcome the pressure to win the gold with a record of 58.21. The Russian Butkova took the bronze with a time of 1: 00.54 and the bronze went to the Mexican Nely Miranda with a time of 1: 01.60.

It is the second medal in these Games for Fernández, who has already won silver in the 50-meter butterfly event in the S5 category and who will have a new opportunity to add another metal in the 50-meter freestyle in the S4 category. Unforgettable Games for Marta Fernández, the ‘siren’ revelation of Spain in Tokyo 2020.

Sarai Gascón caresses the gold and adds her sixth Paralympic silver

Almost an hour after Marta Fernández’s gold, Sarai Gascón gave another joy to Spain by winning silver in the final of the women’s 100 meters freestyle in the S9 category. Although the long-awaited Paralympic gold is still resisting her (with today’s medal she has 6 silver and a bronze), the swimmer from Terrassa has already added four consecutive Games, achieving at least one medal.

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Gascón had to come back in the test since he passed third in the dump but In the last 50 he gave samples of his claw by standing up to the great favorite, the New Zealander Sophie Pascoe, although finally she was second with a time of 1: 02.77, just 40 hundredths de Pascoe, who took the gold with a record of 1: 02.37. The bronze went to the Brazilian Mariana Ribeiro with a time of 1: 03.39.

In this way, Gascón adds his seventh medal in the Paralympic Games and the twenty-fifth for the Spanish delegation in Tokyo 2020. The Terrassa swimmer will still have two more chances to reach that Olympic gold that still resists her in the 200-meter styles in the SM9 category and in the 100-meter butterfly in the S9 class. A gold that he hopes will finally arrive in Tokyo 2020 after rubbing it with another new silver.

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