WRG 2019 - SPEED - Speed skating takes over Passeig de Gracia. The underdog from Australia, Daniel Greig, wins the gold medal in the 100mt.


Sometimes it’s good to be the underdog. No pressures, nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Daniel gave it all. In the semi-final, he found already the favorite of the event Ioseba Fernandez, and for just 0.2 seconds difference, he passed the line first. Jorge Luis Martinez, Simon Albrecht and Juan Camilo Perez, were his opponents in the final. The final was really tight. But Daniel with the crazy time of 9’439 won over the others.
For those who likes statistic, this World Title for Australia in the Senior category, came after 17 years ( Sophie Muir 2002 in Belgium ).

In the Senior Ladies, it’s always Colombia to rule the sprint category. Geiny Pajaro wins gold, Ying-Chu Chen ( Chinese Taipei ) silver and Andrea Canon, bronze.

The podium of the Junior Ladies was the following: first place for Colombia with Alejandra Sheila Munoz. Second place for the Spanish girl Almudena Blanco. Third place for Valeria Rodriguez, Colombia.

Sabien Tinson is definitively the fastest Junior guy out there. Gold medal for him, silver for home boy Ivan Galar and bronze for You Jian Lin.

You can find all the results here: RESULTS

Tomorrow, there will be the most anticipated race of the Speed World Championships: the Open Marathon. It starts and ends next to La Pedrera (at the confluence of Passeig de Gràcia and Calle Provença) and runs along the Diagonal to the Law School of the University of Barcelona (Av. Doctor Marañón).
For the first time, the Marathon will be “Open” where in addition of the National Teams, there will be also federated athletes. Furthermore It's included the World Championships for the Master category for athletes over 30 years old.
$ 34,000 will be distributed in cash prizes, $ 17,000 for each category (male and female): $ 10,000 for the first classified, $ 5,000 for the second and $ 2,000 for the third.

The race will start at 8.00 with the female category, while the male race starts at 10.00.


Full results


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