The women’s 4×100, made up of Sonia Molina Prados, Gael Sakura Pistoy, Paula Sevilla and Maribel Perez, finished fifth in the Eugene World Championships final in Oregon (USA), again beating the Spanish record by time. 42.58.
The Spanish quartet, who qualified for the championship final for the first time on Saturday beating Spain’s record, in Sunday’s final cemented the Spaniard’s record once again to achieve that fifth place, the second best European team in the event.
Sonia Molina Prados, Gael Sakura Pistoy, Paula Sevilla and Maribel Perez once again excelled at Hayward Field, defeating three continental powers such as Great Britain, Switzerland and Italy, the current champions, fourth and seventh in Europe. In the final, the United States beat outperforming Jamaica, the entire podium in the 100-meter race. Locals achieved a time of 41.14 with a time of 41.18 Antilles.
The Savior’s standings did not change from the playoffs. Sonia Molina Prados broke off the blocks and scored 11.86 in the curve that Spain finished eighth. Jaël Sakura Bestué’s acceleration in reverse, with a fraction of 10.24 (fifth fastest), was not enough to climb the positions; But everything will change with the perfect transfer of Paula Sevilla. Solanera ran into the curve at 10.42 (fourth fastest) and handed the witness to Maribel Perez in sixth, though even with Italy taking seventh.
It was at that final stage that the Spanish captain had become a giant. Perez on the right by Jamaican Sherica Jackson, the 200m world champion and 100m runner-up, and on the left by American Tanisha Terry, did not succumb to pressure and showed the best version of herself. She ran the final relay on 10.06 to cross the finish line in a historic fifth.
With this fifth place, Spain adds eight places in the World Cup finals, including the two bronze medals of Asir Martinez in the 110 hurdles and Muhammed Kater in the 1500 hurdles. The record of 42.58 makes for a total of 112 broken Spanish records in 2022, of which 38 were in the absolute category, 23 of which were achieved by women.
Plus, on Saturday morning in Oregon, Fatima Diam contested the women’s height classification, and moved away from the final by placing 16th overall, and ninth in her group. The athlete climbed from the Valencian region to a height of 6.54 meters in the first round. However, she paid the two slots she did on the second and third attempts and ended up losing two places in the end.