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Portugal presented at the Stadium of Silesia (Poland) firmly committed to showing the fruit of the work carried out in the preparation of a competition in which he had obtained a Wolrd Athletics invitation.
At the 4×200 meters, a distance that no national selection had previously run in large competitions, the Portuguese quartet consisting of Frederico Curvelo, Delvis Santos, Diogo Antunes and André Prazeres, was very concentrated, running on track 3, in search of your moment.
Imperturbable, Portuguese athletes saw the mishies of Danes and Polish, with whom they fought for the best places, and have been able to remain in a medallable position until the end, losing only with the selections of Germany (1m22s43 “) and Kenya (1,24,26), Cutting the goal in 1.24.53.
The Portuguese were close to the best national brand of always (1.24,20), obtained by a quartet of Sporting (Ricardo Alves, Francis Obikwelu, Vitor Jorge, and Carlos Calado) in 2003.
With this result, Portugal returns from Poland with a bronze medal, the first obtained in this worldwide competition for stafts.