News : Olympic minimums for Javier Mirón and Ignacio Fontes in Marseille
Spectacular the progression of an athlete, Javier Mirón, who started the season with a personal mark of 1.46.74 in the 800 and who this afternoon at the Marseille Meeting has achieved the Olympic minimum with a record of 1.44.83. A time that is worth to rise as the Spanish leader of the year and third best national sub’23 of all time. Almost nothing. Until now only Adrián Ben had the passport to the Games for distance after his exhibition at the last World Cup in Doha.
Mirón has knocked down the door of the international elite with a recital in the French city that has earned him to finish fourth behind, nothing more and nothing less, of the Kenyan Kipruto (meeting record with 1.43.95), the Frenchman Robert (PB with 1.44.53) and the Polish Dobek , European champion ‘indoor’ in Torun and who has stopped the clock at 1.44.80.
Behind Javier have been consecrated athletes such as the taster Hassan or the Polish Marcin Lewandowski, specialist in the 1,500. He is the sixth Spaniard of all time Mirón, who will fulfill the Olympic dream in Tokyo without being practically in any of the pools (the minimum was 1.45.20).
Minimum for Fontes and Asier, touching it
In the same Meeting in Marsella Hortelano has achieved a season mark in the series of 100 (10.66, far from the minimum of 10.05), Marisa Pérez has been fifth in the final of 100 (11.44), Asier Martínez has prevailed in the 110 hurdles with 13.36 (only four hundredths of the minimum) and Fontes has finally achieved the coveted minimum for Tokyo with his best mark of the season (3.33.84).
Review the results for Marseille.