Valencia, Jun 24 (EFE) .- Alicante decathlete Jorge Urena was confident in his chances of achieving the Olympic minimum in the Spanish championship that will be held this weekend in Getafe and pointed out that with a performance similar to the one he performed in Alhama de Murcia you can get it, “although it won’t be easy.”
Urena was on his way to the minimum in Alhama de Murcia, but on the second day it rained torrentially and he could not get it. Now he has two access routes to the Tokyo Olympic Games: one is with the Olympic minimum, set at 8,350 points, and the other is to enter by ranking, for which it could be enough to make a lower mark.
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? I’m in the ranking right now, although several rivals are competing this weekend ,? said the Playas de Castellón athlete in statements to the Valencian Community Athletics Federation (FACV).
The athlete from Onil hoped to finish off his Olympic qualification at the Arona rally a couple of weeks ago, but in the second round, in the long jump, he made a bad gesture on the run and was forced to retire.
? I blocked my foot. I didn’t bend it, but my whole ankle was bumping on the inside. It swelled up and I was lame, but the truth is that after three days I was running. Now I’m fine, but I still haven’t wanted to try to beat, “he explained.
Urena acknowledged that this uncertainty has caused him great tension for weeks. ? Still pending the classification is very stressful, but it is what it is and I only ask to have a little luck and that my nerves do not play it. I think that if I add more than 8,000 points, I shouldn’t have any problem ?, he concluded.