Orlando Ortega, Mechaal, Bunting and medals in Rabat
Orlando Ortega, Spanish record holder of 110 meters hurdles, came within a hundredth of its record with a mark of 13.13 which gave him second place in the meeting in Rabat, the Diamond League. One one-hundredth spread him also of victoria, since American David Oliver, who took early advantage at the start, won just with the mark of the current record of Spain (13.12). The other Spanish racing in the test of fencing, Yidiel Contreras, did not finish the race.
Bruno Hortelano qualified third in the career of 200 meters with a mark of 20.36
that it would have been a record of Spain had not been by the wind, blowing Pro 3.8 metres per second, exceeding the limit for approval (2.0). Hortelano, Spanish record holder with 20.47 from the world Moscow 2013 and national leader of the season with the river of recent Latin Americans 20.48, only gave in to the Panamanian Alonzo Edward (20.07) and the ivorense Wilfried Koffi (2035).
Adel Mechaal, born in Morocco and Spain’s 1,500 and 5,000 champion, climbed onto the podium in the 3,000 after enduring his head until the local Idol Abdelaati Iguider, launched a strong Sprint in the last 200 which led him to victory in 7:36.85. Celebrated it along with the audience as if it were an Olympic medal. Mechaal, with 7:39.51, personal record, stands 11th in the Spanish ranking of all times, headed by Isaac Viciosa Palencia with 7:29.34 for 18 years.
In other tests, Abdelaziz Merzoughi came twelfth in 3,000 m. obstacles with 8:30.64, the Spaniard Carlos Alonso 16th and last in the 1,500 with 3:43.92 and Elena Grimau Madrid left in the obstacle race. In length, Castellon Eusebio Cáceres, who was returning after a period of injury, opened with two null and in his third jump wasn’t of the 7.73 meters, a mark that only reached him to avoid last place.