Aauri Bokesa widens the controversy with the list of Spain for the European athletics

the spanish athlete Aauri BokesaMore launched this Wednesday a strong criticism against the Real Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) after not entering the individual call for the European Munich (Germany), revealing the confirmation she had from the coach and the feeling of having been “trampled on”.

“As you know, on Tuesday the RFEA did not include me in the Munich team in the 400m. It was a huge surprise, because as you can see from the WhatsApp screenshot, the coach had ‘confirmed’ that it would be so”, says the Madrid native, while showing on Twitter these messages in which the national coach, Jose Peiro, he said to her, “I’ll keep you on the list.”

“Before going to the World Cup, I agreed with the speed manager and the coach that my fitness should be assessed at Eugene’s training and relief (my position was the fastest) This was due to the fact of spending three weeks in the United States, it was impossible for me to carry out individual tests to demonstrate my level.After having read the list, I made a formal appeal to the Federation, alleging the following points,” he adds.

Bokesa explains that last year she obtained “the highest mark for a Spaniard born in Spain, which was also a European and world minimum”, and that “said mark (51.08)” places her “eleventh in the ranking of qualification for this European”, with place in the call only for the 4×400 relay.

The Madrid athlete also denounces that the RFEA it took time to detect an injury at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade. “The injury that did not allow me to compete this season was generated during the Indoor World Championship, in which the Federation’s medical services were unable to detect it, which aggravated the injury “, he explains.

Bokesa insists on his performance in recent competitions, despite which he has not found a favorable response to “this call”. “Do you think that’s the way to respond to a person who has been international 30 times? Who just 11 months ago made the best record of a Spaniard born in Spain? Who was she for? 12 times national champion? Me, it is absolutely embarrassing and humiliating, “he says.

In addition, the Madrilenian, captain of the Spanish team, summarizes his discomfort in a letter, with “totally shattered feelings about what could be” his last European. “I find myself without a European Championship on an individual level, having been in the best shape of my life and having been injured partly because the Federation did not detect that it was broken”, he says. .

“Thank you RFEA not only for trampling on our work but also for making us feel stupid. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that Raúl Chapado and Antonio Sánchez have been top athletes”, adds a Bokesa who will however have to seek “motivation “since she will be in Munich as captain and member of the relay.

The Spanish list for the European Championship on German soil between August 15 and 21 was made official on Tuesday, with 93 athletes, although the losses of Fátima Diame and Bernat Canet were already announced on Wednesday. As a few weeks ago during the Oregon World Cup, the controversy did not take long to appear.

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