08/09/2016

XAVI PORRAS IS FIGHTING TO ACHIEVE A MEDAL IN THE 100 AND 4x100 RELAY AFTER BEING SIXTH IN THE LONG JUMP COMPETITION

In the long jump competition, the athlete Xavi Porras did not reach his usual marks in the competition but will have two more chances to get a medal.

 Xavi started his way in the Paralympic Games in Rio with the long jump competition, but it was not until the fourth jump when he has been able to fly beyond six meters. "In the fourth jump of 6.05m I have begun to enter in the competition, but facing the table I've noticed a puncture in the right leg adductor, so that in the fifth leap have gone slower", explains Xavi . "Seen the result, with my coach and my guide have improvised a bandage with which I jumped safer, longer, faster and more strongly, achieving a sixth longer but null jump". Xavi was one of six athletes who have exceeded six meters in length. Finally, gold has been for the Brazilian athlete Ricardo Costa de Oliveira, 6.52m; Silver for the American Lex Gillette, 6,44m; and bronze for the Ukrainian Ruslan Katyschev with affordable 6.20m. Unfortunately today our athlete has not been in his marks.

Xavi says goodbye to the long jump with a bittersweet taste because "should have been there. Being in my usual marks I would have got bronze. However, I am happy to have been sixth in my fouth games. Now I have to continue competing and enjoying with my guide Enric Martin and my trainer Miguel Angel Torralba. "

After passing through the scanner, the puncture in the adductor does not appear to be a serious injury able to push him away from the competition, nor diminish the desire of our athlete to be done with a metal. "We will treat it with physio and see if we can run the 10th the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay the 12th".

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