– Spanish record-holders Sara Gallego, Laura Redondo, Paula Sevilla and Lucía Carrillo have been announced for the Meeting of Madrid — a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meet — at Vallehermoso Stadium on 18 June.
Four-time national champion Sara Gallego became the first Spanish woman to break 55 seconds in the 400m hurdles last Saturday at the Spanish Club Championship, the Liga Iberdrola. Her time — 54.87 — ranks her seventh in the European list this year.
Gallego, 21, won the silver medal at the 2021 European U23 Championship in Tallinn with 55.20, breaking a Spanish record that had stood since 1988.
On Saturday 11 June, Ibero American champion Laura Redondo shattered her own Spanish hammer throw record of 71.40m with a 71.63m attempt. In Madrid, the Olympian will try to get the European and World Championship standards of 71.80m and 72.50m.
Paula Sevilla and Lucía Carrillo were part of the team that broke the Spanish 4x100m record on 25 May at the Ibero American Meeting in Huelva with 43.28 — the fifth on the European list this year. At the Meeting of Madrid, Sevilla and Lucía will run their preferred event, the 200m, in which both two have excelled this season so far.
At 24, Paula Sevilla is having a career-best season in 2022. Indoors, she became national champion in Ourense. Outdoors, she has already tied her 100m personal best of 11.35 — the fifth fastest by a Spaniard — and has smashed her 200m best to 23.07 — the fourth fastest in Spain, just two hundredths of a second of the European standard.
Additionally, Sevilla has broken her second Spanish record in the 4x100m (she already had the indoor 300m since December 2021) and finished fourth at the Ibero American Championship — just one thousandth of a second of the 100m bronze medal.
Youngster standout Lucía Carrillo is having a breakthrough season at 20. After placing fourth in the 200m at the World U20 Championship in Nairobi, Carrillo has blistered all her personal bests in 2022. On 9 June she ran back to back 100m and 200m races in Burgos, clocking 11.40 and 23.09 respectively — both the second fastest on the Spanish U23 list.
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