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Mireia Belmonte Returns for 5th Olympics with Strong Debut

Mireia Belmonte plays her presence in her fifth Games with a card

Since June 10th, the European Championship has been in progress, with Spain not participating in online swimming events. The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation has prioritized the Open Astralpool Olympic Trials Mallorca 2024, which will take place from June 18th to 22nd and will decide the team that will represent Spain in the Paris Games.

Mireia Belmonte, Spain’s best swimmer, is a standout candidate among those vying for a spot on the Spanish team. At 33 years old, she is seeking her fifth Olympic appearance in the Son Hugo Municipal Swimming Pools in Palma.

Mireia has had a successful career, with past achievements including two silver medals at the London 2012 Olympics and gold and bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. She also finished fourth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. However, it remains to be seen if she can continue her success and qualify for Paris.

Another strong contender is Melani Costa, who will retire at the age of 35 after her final competition. She has a significant accomplishment, having won silver in the 400 freestyle at the 2013 World Championships.

Only three officially qualified

Going into the Open, only three swimmers, Carlos Garach, Hugo Gonzalez, and Mario Mollá, are already officially qualified for the Paris Games. The trials are the last chance for other athletes to achieve the minimum qualification time set by the Federation.

Swimmers like Africa Zamorano, Arbidel González, Emma Carrasco, Sergio de Celis, and Carmen Weiler have already achieved the Olympic minimum, but are still competing for a place on the Spanish team. The trials are also a chance for the members of Spain’s four relay teams to be chosen and determined.

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