Pilar Lamadrid will fight for the medal in the iQFOiL European Championship which ends this Sunday in Greece. The Andalusian, fourth overall, has achieved the advance to the quarterfinals of the iQFOiL Women’s Fleet Medal Series. Of course, he has to go the long way because this Sunday he will have the first test, in which the athletes who finished between fourth and tenth place this Saturday will compete, and he must finish first or second. If she manages to be in the first two, Lamadrid will advance to the semifinal where Shahar Tibi and Emma Wilson await her, who this Saturday achieved a direct pass after being second and third in the general classification. The final regatta for the medals will be made up of only three athletes, who will start between the first two classified in the semifinal and the leader of the general classification, the Israeli Sharon Kantor.
Pilar Lamadrid’s sensations are good and is the only Spanish representative who is in the fight for the medals in the European. Nicole van der Velden from Madrid said goodbye to the regatta that is taking place in Greece in nineteenth position; Andrea Torres was 53rd; and Julia Gomez, 74th.
Waiting for the joy of Lamadrid, where Spain has already triumphed has been in the Under-21 category. The Balearic sailor Nacho Baltasar was crowned this Saturday as European Under-21 champion. And next to him, Bernat Tomás also got on the podium, bronze medal. Baltasar led the Spanish representation in the iQFOil men’s fleet from day one and was always on the U-21 podium. The Spaniard finished the regatta in 21st overall open position, as non-European sailors are participating, and as the best Under-21 of the continental ones. This gold is added to the bronze that Baltasar already achieved in the 2022 Olympic Class Youth World Championship. On the other hand, Tomás Vieito, who finished 34th, and Jorge Aranzueque, 51st, also competed in the men’s category.