No Mireia Belmonte, absent through injury, these 2015 swimming world in Kazan pointed to pass unnoticed to the Spanish delegation, except for the medals won in synchronized swimming. Moreover, in the pool ours were a tad below expectations until Friday afternoon only Melani Costa had managed to sneak in a final.

Thus, after Melani Costa, the second Spanish swimmer in getting into the World Cup final in 2015 was Jessica Vall, in the 200m breaststroke. Bronze at the last European in the same distance and discipline, there was much hope that the Catalan repeats the success, considering p roasting to the final with the seventh time from the top eight swimmers.

Jessica Vall

Moreover, during the first two steps, 50 and 100, Vall always came between the past and the absence of the last 50 was the last classified. Given the circumstances, I think that Catalan would be on the podium sounded crazy, but good for those who relied on the powerful final sprint of this girl of 26 years who, breaking forecasts, was going to make his first world medal.

Vall was the less time you swam in the last 50 meters, which earned him to make an epic comeback to win almost unmatched third in such an outcome as tight and exciting. It was so fast that it has established a new record of Spain in the distance, 2: 22’76 , improving the record Marina Garcia had made two years ago at the World Championships in Barcelona.

Equality was such that the Spanish touched him share the bronze with two other swimmers who marked the same lap that she, Chinese Shi Jinglin and Danish Rikke Moller Pedersen, who is currently the holder of the world record in the discipline. The gold medal went to Japanese Kanako Watanabe and the silver medal went to American Micah Lawrence.

Mark GreeneWater Sports
No Mireia Belmonte, absent through injury, these 2015 swimming world in Kazan pointed to pass unnoticed to the Spanish delegation, except for the medals won in synchronized swimming. Moreover, in the pool ours were a tad below expectations until Friday afternoon only Melani Costa had managed to sneak in...