Jorge Ureña and Fátima Diame triumph in heptathlon and length in Ourense


The athletes Jorge Ureña, with his sixth title in heptathlon, and Fátima Diame, with his seventh in length, were the main protagonists of Saturday's morning session at the Spanish Short Track Championship, which is held on the Expourense indoor track. of the Galician town.

In heptathlon, in an event in which the best pacer of the year, the Cantabrian Bruno Comín – who lives in the United States – was absent, there was a head-to-head between the Barcelonan Pol Ferrer, Spanish Under-23 champion, and the national record holder, Jorge Ureña from Alicante.

Ferrer finished Friday 31 points ahead of Ureña. In the 60 meter hurdles, Ureña won with 7.94, compared to 8.20 for Ferrer, which allowed him to take the lead with a 34-point lead. The advantage increased to 125 points with the pole, as Ureña jumped 4.75 and Ferrer 4.45, with partial victory for Jorge Dávila (4.85). In the final 1,000 meters, Ferrer was the protagonist, winning with 2:44.33 and Ureña reached the finish line in 2:48.68.

Finally, Ureña raised the sixth win of his career by adding 5,885 points, ahead of Ferrer (5,810 points). Third in the classification was the Venezuelan Gerson Izaguirre (5,680) and the bronze medal went to Jorge Dávila from Castellón (5,618).

In the women's event, Fátima Diame won her fifth consecutive title and seventh in total. The Valencian, trained by Iván Pedroso, started with two nulls; she took the lead with a 6.31 on the third jump, and improved on the fifth (6.56). Tessy Ebosele from Vitoria took silver with a mark of 6.34, and Evelyn Yankey from Valencia won bronze (6.29). In the men's event, Iker Arotzena was proclaimed champion for the first time (7.66) and Fabián Mesa and Ferran Martínez completed the podium.

In the female height, Una Stancev from Malaga, who two weeks ago had been proclaimed under-23 champion, was confirmed in the absence of the Spanish leader of the year, the Catalan Under-18 Ona Bonet (1.86). A 1.84 was enough for the Andalusian to take the title ahead of the Galician Saleta Fernández.

For their part, Jaël Bestué and Ricardo Sánchez set the best marks in the 60-meter heats, while the Catalan Adel Mechaal and the Salamanca-born Mario García Romo won their 1,500-meter semifinals. In that same test, Esther Guerrero and Marta Pérez from Girona had no problems qualifying in races that Marina Martínez, Noemí Valencia and Elena Martín won.

In the 400 meter semifinals, Carmen Avilés from Córdoba won the first one ahead of Ángela García and Aauri Bokesa; Blanca Hervás from Madrid did the same in the second; Daniela Fra, also from Madrid, in the third; and the current champion, Eva Santidrián from Burgos, in fourth. In the men's race, the Galician Jacobo Soler, the Asturian Manuel Bea, the Extremaduran David García Zurita and the Palencia native Óscar Husillos won their respective races, and Lucas Búa and Manuel Guijarro entered the final based on time.