Asier Martinez from Pamplona , runner-up in Spain in the 110m hurdles with an Olympic minimum (13.31) , acknowledged that this brand, after chasing it throughout the season, is a great relief.
“It has been a cry of joy, of appreciating all the effort made by me and by everyone around me. I can’t be happier . We knew we were there to do the minimum and that I had to go out. I think we were already inside the Games ( by world ranking), but we let loose a lot with this brand, “he admitted.
Asier came within one hundredth of becoming the first Spaniard to defeat Orlando Ortega. ” Never, not even in my best dreams, had I thought to be so close. On the other hand, I am very happy for him, that he has returned to competition at this level, and I am sure that he will be even stronger again.”
Asked about his chances at the Tokyo Games, he commented: “Make it to the final? Too optimistic, but we will be there and fight for this dream .”