At yesterday’s Spanish national school and adapted swimming championships in Badajoz, Extremadura, four swimmers came away with first place finishes. They were Ana María Martínez Rolania, Pau Majo Valiente, Carlos Martínez Fernández and Isabel María Rojas Gomez.
The SB9 class Martínez Rolania finished first in the 50 meter women’s breaststroke, beating second place finisher SB9 classified Rojas by about six seconds. The Valencian Martínez Rolania had a time of 00:40,25 and earned 701,9 points for her time. Her finals time was about two seconds faster than her preliminary time. Adriana Perez Alvarez finished third in the race.
Majo won the 50 meter men’s breaststroke with a time of 00:39,18. The SB9 classified swimmer from the community of Catalonia improved on his preliminary time by about a second. Second place in the race went to Andalucian Blas Jimenez Ramirez with a time of 01:08,49. The results were factored, so while third place finisher SB8 Carlos Martínez Fernández from Madrid had a faster time at 00:41,43, Jimenez’s lower classification meant he finished first.
Rojas finished first in the 50 meter women’s butterfly in a field of four swimmers. There was no preliminary race. Lucia Gonzalez Alcazar finished second and Jennifer Martinez Ortiz finished third. It was a podium sweep for Anadalucian swimmers. All classified S9 swimmers, they all finished within four seconds of eachother. Baleric Islands S6 swimmer Nerea Barrientos Arrom finished fourth, with a time of 01:14,61.
Madrid S8 classified swimmer Martínez Fernández won the 50 meter men’s butterfly. S9 swimmer Sergio Martos Minguet from the Community of Valencia finished second, and S9 Galacian swimmer Jacobo Garrido Brun finished third. Martos had finished first in the preliminary with a time of 00:36,15, but while he swam a second faster in the final with a time of 00:35,56, it was not enough to beat Martínez Fernández. Martínez Fernández’s preliminary race had a time of 00:37,33, which he bettered with a time of 00:36,12.
Swimming continues today with preliminaries in the morning and finals in the afternoon for the 100 meter men and women’s freestyle, the 100 meter men and women’s breaststroke, and the 100 meter men and women’s backstroke.