Alvaro Romero (NKEF-DALTON) clinched Gold at the SBX Junior World Championships in Passo San Pellegrino (Italy) after giving an authentic performance in which he managed to finish in first place in all qualifying rounds.
This first place means writing another page in the history books for Spainsnow SBX Team since in 2011 Regino Hernández achieved it for the first time in the history of Valmalenco (Italy) and two years later Lucas Eguibar in Erzurum (Turkey). the victory, lvaro Romero manages to also for the third place he obtained in Krasnoyarsk (Russia) in 2021 and 4 in Veysonnaz (SUI).
The Basque athlete from Spainsnow shone with his light throughout the day and was comfortable from the first heat in which Kai Hopper (CAN), Martin Kostov (BUL) and Joaquín Rodríguez (ARG) joined.
In the 16th round, the first duel between the Spaniards took place with Romero himself and the Catalan from Spainsnow, Toni Toledo (FCEH-BST) who also passed the round 1/16 final. In this case, both riders fought against the Canadian Hoppius and other regulars in the World Cup, in the Brazilian Bethonic Sion (BRA).
The knights reached the quarters with great skill, going round the whole field in one complex. In it were Achille Leleu (FRA) and his compatriot Julien Tomas (FRA) for which the team was fighting between Spain and France.
Unfortunately, Toni Toledo could not pass this round and Alvaro Romero was the only Spaniard left in the semifinals of the FIS Junior World Cup.
In the semifinals he was going to compete for the grand final against Leleu, Niccolo Culturi (ITA) and Elias Leitner (AUT). As in all the previous rounds, Romero went out like a real missile and crossed the finish line in the first position to at least return to the instance in which he had already been two years ago in Veysonnaz and Krasnoyarsk.
In the grand final only great words remain and the challenge was huge with Achille Leleu joined by Aidan Chollet (FRA) who is one of the great contenders for the title and James Savard-Ferguson (CAN). In this last round, Romero had to compete against his opponents. It was not easy at all and the reflection of this fact was that he had to wait until the last corner to be in the first position and thus indicated his first gold in the Juno World Championships at Passo San Pellegrino.
At the end of the trial and with emotion on the surface, the young man emerged from Spainsnow
“I am excited and happy. I knew it was going to be a tough day because even though it was at the highest level of the World Juniors. In training the day before March 29 I went very fast and throughout today, March 30, I knew that I would not leave anything on the track. In fact I passed true in all the laps except in the Grand Final, which was close until the last corner, when I could pass my opponents first. This gold is a great performance for the time when I was on the podium in Veysonnaz in the World Cup and I was also the champion of Spain. It helps me , without a doubt, to prepare the new season with enthusiasm and enthusiasm and to move everything forward into the next year.
For his part, the technical director of the Spainsnow SBX Team, Alex Martin, said that the team he explained
“We are very satisfied with this event because we will have an exceptional time in the village on the cake from all the very good athletes.” Alvarus was the absolute ruler of the modern system. It was not easy to defend at all due to the conditions of this environment on the track that lead, but we were able to achieve it and we are very happy about it. This is the result of a sports career that is growing because he has already won his first Junior Championship and is getting very good results in the World Cup. We are very happy with the growth of the Movistar SBX Team”.
the general director of Spain, Ulmo Hernán recalled it
Thanks to the CSD who believed in the strategic plan of 2016 that the resources for emerging disciplines such as Duis Duis were required to be implemented. Movistar has added this impact to the grassroots and caring level of this game, and they are starting to reap the benefits from that investment.”
In fact, Romero started competing in the first editions of the SBX Movistar Spanish Cup, which this season 22-23 played its sixth edition.
Toni Toledo could not get past the fourth round in which he met Basque Alvaro Romero because his opponent knocked him down in the last jump and he fell in these Junior SBX World Championships in Passo San Pellegrino.
In the female category there were also two more Spanish runners, Candela Fuentes (FADI-RURAL) and Andreas Seijas (FCEH-CSFC). The first of them could not pass the preliminary heats and finished in 33rd place, but he came out of the 16th round of the Junior World Championships in 17th place.
During the afternoon of Friday, March 31, the participation of the delegation in Spainsnow in the Team Event is scheduled.
Gold for Alvaro Romero at the Junior World Championships in San Pellegrino