The Spaniard swimmer Mireia Belmonte has won the silver medal in 1,500 free, in Budapest, with Spain record included (15:50:89), after finishing behind the all-powerful Katie Ledecky (15:31:82).
It is the third medal of the Spanish delegation at World Swimming Championships of Budapest, after the two silver obtained by Ona Carbonell.
For Mireia Belmonte is the fourth medal in a World Championship after the three conquered in Barcelona 2013: two silver (200 butterfly and 400 styles) and one bronze (200 styles).
The bronze of the 1,500 free has been for the Italian Simona Quadarella (15: 53.86).
The Spaniard woman has swum intelligently on 5th street, next to the transalpine, because Ledecky has swum all the test in solitary.
From the beginning, there have been three races in the 1,500: that of the American swimmer woman; the five rival for one medal (China’s Hou Yawen, Hungarian Boglarka Kapas, Belmonte, Quadarella and Chile’s Kristel Kobrich) and the women’s swimmer Julia Hassler from Liechtenstein and the local Ajna Kessel struggling to avoid the last place.
When the Spanish Mireia Belmonte has been aware that she had a silver medal, has looked at the scoreboard, has smiled for its great mark and the expressionless Ledecky congratulated she.
The Mireia medal is the third medal of Spain in this World Cup, the first of the swimming in line and the fourth at World Swimming ChampionshipsWorld-wide one after the three obtained in Barcelona 2013.
The swimmer Spaniard woman accumulates four Olympic medals, four in World Championships and thirteen in European Championships (July 25, 2017, EFE / PracticaEspañol).