A GREAT START OF THE SEASON
05/04/2019

A GREAT START OF THE SEASON

Xavi Porras performs his best start of the season at the absolute control of spring organized by the Spanish Federation of Sports for people with Visual Disability on April 5 and 6 at the athletics tracks of Gandia, carrying out 6.22m in the long jump.

Image of Xavi in the air phase of a jump

The athlete from F.C. Barcelona did a more than satisfactory competition, as it exceeded six meters repeatedly despite meteorological conditions, with constant and varied winds that undoubtedly made it difficult for the participants to execute their jump.

Only a few days ago the Spanish Paralympic Committee published the selection criteria to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, establishing for the T11 men's long jump test, a minimum mark A of 6.45m and a minimum mark B of 6.31m, as well as the achievement of the medal at the next world championship that will take place during the month of November this year in Dubai. Likewise, it was reported that in order to access the international sporting event this year in this modality, it is essential to prove a minimum mark of 6.31m.

"We have all the necessary ingredients on the table: criteria established for both the world and the Paralympics, a spectacular start of the season where I have felt very well jumping and a particularly motivated team, my coach and my guide, but what we have most is a great desire to enjoy what this new challenge entails and that is why we will continue with the same enthusiasm as always, giving our best. " Those were the words of the athlete who satisfied with the result achieved, is working intensely in the medium term for a new global and long-term goal for those which would be his fifth Paralympic Games.

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