Outdoor Athletics

Husillos thinks big after his best outdoor career since 2018

Astudillo’s wants to be in the semifinals in Tokyo and dreams of improving his personal brand

Óscar Husillos ended up smiling and satisfied after his victory in the 400 meters of the Spanish Championship. And it was not for less, because the ‘Expreso de Astudillo’ did it with his best time (45.37) since 2018 , without a doubt the best year of his sports career in terms of brands.

“I am very happy because after a year or so bad with the pandemic involved and the discomfort that did not allow me to train well, this makes me think that all the work done is paying off and that I have more in my body ” , assured the Palencia.

“I have been training since May 2020 for a race like this to come out. The brand reflects how we are working and my state of form. And I am not yet at one hundred percent. Hopefully at the Tokyo stadium I can improve this brand, ” added the European indoor champion about it.

Improving the 14th place that I achieved in the 2017 World Cup in London and achieving a season mark or even a personal one in Tokyo are my goals at the Games

After this mark, which places him fourth in the European list of the year, Husillos is ambitious for the imminent Games: “The objective is very clear. You have to be realistic but also ambitious. The key is to get directly into the semifinals .”

“In London 2017 I got the 14th place. Yes it is true that in a post-Olympic year World Cup where there is usually not such a level , but improving that position or at least equalizing it and making the season mark or even personal mark, would be the culmination for my individual goals in Tokyo, “he said.

When analyzing the race, Husillos said that it was “similar to the one in Vallehermoso but I had more control because in Madrid I sinned a bit as a rookie and when there were 150 meters to go I saw myself with strength and tried to beat Van Niekerk a little more and I paid it in the final meters. “

“Today was a race at pace, controlling myself very well and letting go at the end , which is how you get the marks, being relaxed,” he concluded.

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