Mireia closes the Europeans with a bronze in the 400 free
4: 06.89 is their best mark of the year, but it did not for beating Carlin (4:04.85) and Kapas (4:03.47). MELANI Costa was fifth with 4:09.10.
Mireia Belmonte closed atypical Europeans of London, which has prioritized its way to Rio before this competition, with a bronze in the 400 free. The swimmer of the UCAM has managed his best mark of the year in this test (4:06.89), a good record, taking into account the height of the season and allowing you to win his third metal in London. Unattainable were for Mireia Hungarian Kapas (4:03.47), new Queen of the female bottom European, to win the 1,500, 800 and 400 free. Also was Britain’s Jazmin Carlin, with a few deserving 4:04.85 ahead taking into account that it was not at its best.
The race has been dominated by the Hungarian from the first 100. Mireia came out strong, setting the pace, but Kapas and Carlin began to take advantage from the 200 free. From behind, Melani Costa led the Tracker Group, keeping a fifth position that managed to hold until the end (4:09.10). Melani brand was similar to that achieved in Sabadell nationals last March. Kapas brand is the second best of the year, only surpassed by the American Katie Ledecky, world record holder.
Spain closes so his participation in London with six medals, of which three of them has helped win them Mireia: silver in the 4 x 200 free along with Melani Costa, Patricia Castro and Gallardo Fatima, silver in 1,500 free and bronze in the 400. We must add Jessica Vall silver in the 200 breaststroke, María Vilas bronze in the 1,500 free and Judit Ignacio in the 200 butterfly. The latest good news of the day was the Spanish classification for games in the relay 4 x 100 styles. Although they did not participate, Iceland remained 15 hundredths of a brand that the national relay in the world of Kazan, had managed to overcome by what is entering the play-offs as one of the four best times.