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Saturday, November 26, 2022

World Cup pair Echegoyen and Barcelo in search of Olympic revenge

Heal from the fourth place in the wound Tokyo Games, Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelona They are “back on track”. Galicians and Mallorcans form a pair that refuses to give people anything to talk about and Until August 31, they will be looking for gold at the 49er FX World Championship. From Canada he spoke with AS and clarified that despite the “necessary” pause after Tokyo, “The sensations are good and there are a lot of things on the hard drive that are intact”.

They went seven months without sailing together and last July they experienced their ‘first’ competitive contact at sea during the European Championships in Aarhus (they finished fourth). But the real fire begins at this World Cup in Canada. They already know the pride in this championship for the gold they achieved in Geelong (Australia) in 2020 and they approach the current event with a clear objective: to continue to step forward in the Olympic campaign that will see them go to Paris 2024. should be taken. It is the end and great will of Echegoyne, who hopes to live out his fourth Games (he won gold in the Elliott class with Angela Pumariega and Sofia Toro at London 2012) and Barcelo, who will enjoy his second Olympic experience: “We are a very consistent team and in European we miss our qualifications. We never give up and that’s why we face the World Cup with gusto and enthusiasm. We have Paris on our mind, but we still need to get tickets. respectivelyPaula Barcelo was the one who convinced Echegoyen to try again and here it is:He did a very smart job and that was to give me time. I had to let go of the rage, reset and now I’m sure I want to try to fight for the medal again”, recognized Echegoyen with a smile, while Paula, who has a year left to take the medicine, looked at him with devotion. ,He is the ideal partner. In the worst moments she always draws energy from under the stones and it’s an honor to be with her,

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They will compete without pressure in this World Cup to be held in Canada. One of the main goals is to finish in the top eight of 49erFX because The ADO scholarship is also at stake, much needed not to deviate from the path towards Paris 2024. “We are going to try to enjoy ourselves, to work as a team and to seek sensibility. We hardly know the fleet because we were put on hold for a long time, so it’s like starting from scratch. But we’re not afraid or under pressure”, added Barcelona. He has reasons to exude optimism and that is that he has enough quality and knowledge to fight for the podium.

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The road to Paris 2024 has already begun for Echegoyen and Barcelo and, in 2023, if they win tickets to the Games in the 49er FX class, they will once again make one of the main moves to medal for Spain. Will be According to Echegoyne by Paula Barcelo, you have to be patient as one of the “superpowers”. Over time, and they are a clear example, everything goes well and everything comes.

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