Spanish athlete misses medal in racewalking event at European Championships due to ‘too early celebration’

Garcia-Caro started the ceremony too quickly and was reversed 2 meters before the finish line.

Garcia-Caro celebrates prematurely

Laura Garcia-Caro (29, Spain) began the ceremony about 10 meters before the finish line in the women’s 20 km race walk final at the 2024 European Athletics Championships.

He wrapped the Spanish flag around his neck and waved his fist in the air.

However, confusion soon flashed across Garcia-Caro’s face.

Garcia-Caro, who celebrated too early, missed out on the bronze medal at the European Championships.

Garcia-Caro took fourth place in the 20km women’s walk final at the 2024 European Championships held in Rome, Italy on the 8th (Korean time) with a time of 1 hour, 28 minutes and 48 seconds.

Lyudmila Olianovska (31, Ukraine), who took third place, also recorded a time of 1 hour, 28 minutes and 48 seconds. 파워볼사이트

However, Olianovska crossed the finish line first.

In the women’s 20km walk final on this day, Italy’s Antonella Palmisamo (1 hour 28 minutes 08 seconds) and Valentina Trapleti (1 hour 28 minutes 37 seconds) took first and second place, taking the gold and silver medals for their country. More attention was paid to the third and fourth place players than to one Italian player.

Garcia-Caro, who was confident of third place too early, held a celebration before even crossing the finish line.

Olianovska did not give up and increased her speed.

Garcia-Caro, who was celebrating with a bright smile, noticed Olianovska passing by on her right and increased her speed again, but did not have time to catch up.

The British Guardian described it as “a look of fear on Garcia-Caro’s face.”

In an interview with Spanish media, Garcia-Caro said, “I’m really disappointed. I was confident I could win a bronze medal, but I got a different result. I need mental recovery.”

Olianovska, who dramatically won the bronze medal, said to the competition organizing committee, “I really wanted to win a medal for my country, Ukraine, which is still at war. That’s why I stayed strong until the end of the race.

“My 5-year-old son is waiting for me in Ukraine,” Olianovska said, adding, “I don’t know if my son saw me win the medal. Ukraine’s infrastructure is completely destroyed, so it’s difficult to use the internet or electricity.” It made the surroundings solemn. 한국야동

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