By Chris King • 19 April 2021 • 5:00
Elite Swedish Athletes Training In Estepona.
Elite Swedish Athletes Train Using The Facilities Of The Estepona Athletics Stadium.
A GROUP of elite Swedish athletes is on the Costa del Sol, taking advantage of the temperate climate and conducting training sessions at the facilities of the Estepona Athletics Stadium, which has become a regular training ground for high-performance professional athletes since it opened in 2019, and has the approval of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation.
These athletes are all lined up to compete in the upcoming World and European Championships, as well as in the Tokyo Olympic Games, and their group consists of the junior world record holder in the pole vault, Angelina Bengtssonj, who has already qualified for Tokyo, and also the European 2021 long jump runner-up, Thobias Montler.
The Estepona athletics facilities comprise of a 16,488m² track and field area, equipped with all the necessary equipment and material, making it possible to practise all the throwing disciplines of discus, javelin, hammer and shot putt, high jumping, pole vaulting, and of course running, as well as a full-size football pitch, and two seven-a-side pitches, coupled with a two-storey car park for 1,000 cars, as reported by laopiniondemalaga.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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