News : Cienfuegos liquidates Spain's hammer record and achieves the minimum for Tokyo


News :

Cienfuegos liquidates Spain's hammer record and achieves the minimum for Tokyo


Javier Cienfuegos, in a file / EFE image
Javier Cienfuegos, in a file / EFE image

The extremeño Javier Cienfuegos beat this Saturday in León his Spain's hammer record with a pitch of 78.16 meters which also grants the minimum mark to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The pitcher of Montijo improved by 84 centimeters his previous national record (77.32), achieved on March 2 in Jaén. The new Cienfuegos record was produced during a launch control at the CEARD in León.

“Fully in the fight for medals in Doha”

The national hammer-throwing record holder, Javier Cienfuegos, has acknowledged to Efe that the record achieved on Saturday puts him “fully in the fight for the medal in Doha”.

The Extremaduran athlete, who made his best pitch in the third attempt of a notable series in terms of brands, has claimed to have shown “very ambitious, but with your feet on the ground, because there is still a lot of work ahead, but it is a great step to win in confidence, ”he said.

Cienfuegos, who participated in the concentration of thirty athletes in the CAR of León, not only the best Spanish specialists, but from other countries, acknowledged that he expected this record “because he was training very well and in the last competitions the pitches were between 75 and 76 meters and, after a week working, it was expected, ”he said.

The Spanish Championship

The athlete is confident of continuing to improve "always from the prudence of trying to compete and strengthening what has already been achieved, but blindly trusting in the work of Antonio and Carlos - their coaches -".

In fact, there are still five weeks left for the World Cup event in the Qatari capital, with the classification on October 1, although before it will dispute the championship of Spain, trying to revalidate the national title and later the Andujar rally.


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