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Appian and Benalver give Spain a silver medal in badminton in Oran, and Mitrivili wins a medal in freestyle wrestling

MADRID, June 27 (Europa Press) –

The Spanish delegation present at the Mediterranean Games being held in the Algerian city of Oran added a new silver medal in badminton for the duo formed by Pablo Appian and Luis Enrique Peñalver, while another metal medal was won with the achievement of the end in. Lifan Mitrivili fight.

Spain added its third medal in the event after the bronzes of the karate fighter Alba Pinilla and the artistic gymnastics team formed by Alba Petescu, Maya Laser, Claudia Vilalba, Emma Fernández, Laura Casabuena and Lorena Medina, thanks to the veteran Appian W. Penalver in doubles mode for badminton competition.

Aragón and Toledo entered the battle for gold after beating the Italians Fabio Capponio and Giovanni Totti (17-21, 21-15, 21-19) in the disputed semifinal and then came close to the gold medal, but they could not. Finally, the Algerian duo, formed by Cosila Maamari and Youssef Sabri Meddl, prevailed, but they, encouraged by the public, prevailed again 14-21, 21-19, 21-16.

This silver is the third in the Mediterranean Games for Pablo Appian, who won an individual gold four years ago in Tarragona, and another individual silver in Mersin, Turkey, in 2013, while Kike Peñalver opened his record.

In addition, the Spanish team won another medal on the second day of the competition, although it remains to be seen what color it will be, thanks to the performance of Levan Metriveli in freestyle wrestling, who will fight this time for the gold medal. Tuesday in class 57K. . On the other hand, in Greco-Roman, Marcos Sánchez could not overcome the repetition and did not agree to fight for the podium.

Spain also had options to increase the medal table in Oran in table tennis, but fell in their fight for bronze against Greece (3-1). In the quarterfinals they beat Italy (3-2), but in the semifinals they could not beat Slovenia (0-3).

In petanque, there was also good news that Jesús Escacho qualified for the semi-finals in the shooting category, joining Sarah Diaz already in a pair with Melanie Homar in this penultimate step towards the medal table.

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