The Portuguese athlete Ana Cabecinha was today classified eighth in the 20 kilometers march of the athletics Europeans, that take place in Berlin, in a race in which Edna Barros gave up.
In the discipline that has so far given the only medal to Portugal in Berlin, with the gold medal of Inês Henriques in the 50 kilometers marathon, Ana Cabecinha almost always walked in the front group, coming to be in third.
The Bejense athlete, who competed at the Beijing 2008 Games (8th), London2012 (9th) and Rio2016 (6th), finished at 01: 29.49 hours, 03.13 minutes of the winner, the Spanish Mária Pérez, with a record in the championships (01: 26.36).
The women’s competition was delayed by almost two hours due to safety due to a strong gas smell near the supply area, which led to an evaluation by firefighters.
The race, initially scheduled for 9:05 in Berlin (08:05 in Lisbon), only started around 10:55 (09:55 in Lisbon), until all conditions were guaranteed, with the organization reporting that the same would be done “along with the masculine one”.
In the men’s, the victory was also of a Spaniard, Alvaro Martins, who became European champion with 01: 20.42 hours, ahead of his compatriot Diego Garcia Carrera (01: 20.48).