Indoor Athletics

Claudia Conte, silver medal in the European under-23 athletics

The combine Claudia Conte continues to take steps in her career and this Friday she has hung a more than meritorious silver medal in the heptathlon of the European Under-23 Championship. For this, Manoli Alonso’s pupil added 6,186 points in Tallin (Estonia) , which is the second best mark for a Spanish woman in history and surpasses her own personal record: the 6,029 added in Arona on June 13.

Conte started Thursday with 13.92 in the 110-meter hurdles. In height he stayed at 1.84, in weight he reached 11.63 meters and in 200 he made a personal mark (24.89). This allowed him to conclude the first day with 3,553 points, one from bronze.

This Friday he started with 6.19 in the long jump, while in Arona he had reached 5.61. In the javelin she has reached 47.04, which put her squarely in the fight for the medal. Finally he has confirmed the silver medal in 800 , where he has been second with a record of 2: 12.93.

«In the end it went super well, I didn’t even imagine it. I thought that I could finish fifth, fourth, I came with the idea that I would like to be third … perhaps I thought I could score more points but in the end the championships are coming for medals, I am super happy “, said Claudia Conte in statements released by the Spanish Athletics Federation. »It was a complicated heptathlon. In all the tests, except in the length, it was difficult for me to enter a little and I had to go up. I’m happy to have been able to fight him to the end, “he analyzed.

Conte adds the fifth medal for the Community’s athletics in a European sub-23: before that they were achieved by Concha Montaner (Amsterdam 2001, silver), Miguel Ángel Sancho (Ostrava 2011, bronze), Eusebio Cáceres (Tampere 2013, gold and bronze) and Jorge Ureña (Tallin 2015, silver). This Saturday Quique Llopis will fight for the podium, in a 110-meter hurdles race in which a beautiful duel with the Olympian Asier Martínez is expected.

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