After the third and last trial in Spain over 200 metres, held this morning at the dam of Trasona (Asturias), Saúl Craviotto has become the Spanish representative in K1 200 at the Preolympic Qualifier to be cometed next week at Poznan (Poland).
Only two legs were needed by the Beijing olympic champion to beat, not easily at all, his rival and partner at the 4 x 200 national team Ekaitz Saies. There they are the 35.3 seconds the catalonian had to set to ensure the fight for the olympic berth. After the three trials held this spring, Craviotto left no chance to the rest of paddlers, by winning 6 out of 6 legs, something that talks clearly about the optimum shape he's got this winter to face a demanding season.
In K2 200, finally there was no trial, as the opponents of Bejing gold medalists over 500 metres Craviotto and Pérez Rial, that were supposed to be Cristian Toro and Carlos Garrote, finally opted no to compete, so Craviotto and "Perucho" are now in the way for their last chance of getting into the fight to repeat the olympic glory, after thir surprising elimination in the semifinals of 2011 World Champs at Szeged.