Friday, June 9, 2023

This weekend the National United for Autonomy will be held in Murcia

This weekend of 20 and 21 May, the Antonio Peñalvar Asensio track in Alhama de Murcia will host the Spanish Combined Test Championship by the Autonomous Federations. In the 34th edition of the competition, the decathletes and heptathletes return ‘home’, as Alabama is the most repeated venue in the history of the championships; With this one, six.

The Championships will be held over two afternoons: Saturday the 20th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Sunday the 21st from 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Eight autonomous federations will fight in the Alhama de Murcia for a title that has been engraved with the name of the Valencian Community for six years. Levantine have won the last five editions (the championship was not held in 2020) and they know what to do at the Antonio Peñalvar Asensio track, as they have already won it in 2019 and 2021.

Apart from the Valencian Community, the candidates for victory are Murcia, the Organizing Union, the Canary Islands, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Madrid. There are at least two decathletes and two heptathletes in all, at least one of whom must be sub-20. For the final classification, the two best men’s brands and the two best women’s brands receive points.

The Valencian Community seeks its sixth consecutive title with a powerful team that stands out the pair of decathletes formed by Andreu Boix and Jorge Davila, who produce the two best registration marks (7550 and 7536 points) and Spanish former heptathlon record holder Carmen . Bouquets. One from Benicassim comes Alhama with the second best score of the participants with 5610 points.

Madrid will try to win the first title in its history (the women have two) with a great women’s team that includes Spanish pentathlon champion Andrea Medina (also the leader of the year in heptathlon with 5631 points) and runner-up Sofia. Cosculluela, registered with 5,379 points… and yet, third from Madrid, behind Sofia Molina and her 5,379. Apart from these three and Carmen Ramos, no other athlete submits a score above 5,200 points.

Among the men, yes, up to six (counting the aforementioned Boix and Davila) come in with scores over 7,000. Similarities hold between the Castilian and Leonese Mario Arancon (7,317) and José San Pastor (7,209), the Catalan Eloi Santafe (7,277) and the Balearic David Abrins (7,355). Catalan Pol Ferrer, the Spanish Sub20 record holder with 7623 points, will be another name to take into account.

Since 2012, the year in which the joint male and female classification was established, only Andalusia (one title), Castilla y León (two) and the Canary Islands (two) have changed domains to the Valencian Community.

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