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Abián and Peñalver give Spain a silver medal in badminton in Oran and Metreveli secures a medal in wrestling

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The Spanish delegation present at the Mediterranean Games in Oran, Algeria, added a new medal to the pair of Pablo Abián and Luis Enrique Peñalver with the silver in badminton and secured another metal fight by Levan Metrevelli by reaching the final.

Spain added its third medal thanks to the veteran Abián and his third medal after the bronze medals of the karate fighter Alba Pinilla and the artistic gymnastics team composed of Alba Petisco, Maia Llacer, Claudia Villalba, Emma Fernández, Laura Casabuena and Lorena Medina Peñalver in doubles in badminton -Contest.

The Aragonese and Toledos entered the battle for gold after beating Italy’s Fabio Caponio and Giovanni Toti (17-21, 21-15 and 21-19) in a controversial semi-final match, and then they touched the gold medal, could it did not eventually defeat the Algerian pair of Koceila Mammeri and Youcef Sabri Medel, but these, encouraged by the crowd, came back and won 14-21, 21-19 and 21-16.

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

In addition, on this second day of competition, the Spanish team secured yet another medal, the color of which remains to be seen, thanks to the performance of Levan Metreveli in freestyle wrestling, who will fight for gold this Tuesday in the 57 kilo category. On the other hand, Marcos Sánchez couldn’t get past the repechage in the Greco-Roman and didn’t agree to fight for the podium.

Spain also had chances to increase their medal tally in table tennis in Oran, but failed in the fight for bronze against Greece (3:1). In the quarterfinals they defeated Italy (3:2), but in the semifinals they could not clearly beat Slovenia (0:3).

There was also good news in pétanque as Jesús Escacho qualified for the semifinals in shooting, joining Sara Díaz and Melani Homar in this penultimate step towards medals.

Source europapress.es

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