February 24, 2024

The Spanish Paralympic swimming staff reached 26 medals this Saturday within the World Cups which are being held in Manchester, with one final day to go, after the silver and bronze double of Toni Ponce and Luis Huerta within the 200 free S5 and the silvers of Nuria Marques within the 100 backstroke S9 and the 4 x 100 combined freestyle relay for swimmers with visible disabilities.

Spain, which has additionally achieved seven qualifying locations for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games, started the penultimate day with that double by Toni Ponce from Barcelona and Luis Huerta from Valladolid within the longest take a look at within the S5 extreme bodily incapacity class, the 200 free meters.

Ponce was proclaimed runner-up on the planet, in the future after the gold within the 100 breaststroke, with a mark of two’32″71, removed from the primary categorized, the Italian Francesco Bocciardo. The thrill was within the battle for bronze, the place Luis Huerta surpassed the Ukrainian Andrii Drapkin within the final meters (2’46″24).

Within the 100-meter backstroke of the S9 class, there was shut to a different Spanish double as Nuria Marques was second and Beatriz Lerida, fourth. The award-winning swimmer from Barcelona was proclaimed runner-up on the planet this time solely two tenths behind the American Christie Raleigh-Crossley and beat the third, the Brazilian Mariana Ribeiro, by one hundredth.

The final medal of the day for Spain got here from the quartet of visually impaired swimmers within the 4 x 100 combined freestyle: Jose Ramon Cantero, Maria Delgado, Emma Feliu and Quique Alhambra, who certified in second place, with a time of three’57″70, combating for gold with Brazil.

Then again, Teresa Perales, winner of 27 Paralympic medals, competed within the 50 backstroke S2, in her third occasion on this World Championship in what’s her new class (beforehand it was S5), later in her conversion to the brand new class after her issues, being fourth (1’16″00) with a brand new report for Spain.