Historical classification of Mirambell for Beijing 2022
The Spanish skeleton pilot Ander Mirambell will be at the Olympic event in Beijing 2022, its rooms Winter Olympic Games, after achieving the ticket in the World Cup played this Friday in Saint Moritz (Switzerland).
Ander Mirambell needed to confirm his Olympic ticket on the Swiss track, in an even match of the world Cup, and he did it with a performance worthy of being able to be the flag bearer in Beijing 2022.
The one from Barcelona finished the first descent in 24th position, the result of an error in curve 1-2 that deprived him of getting higher and in the second race. Still, a result that gives him the Olympic qualification.
In addition, despite that mistake, he reached 139.9 kilometers per hour to record the highest top speed in the history of the Swiss Saint Moritz track, thus entering even further into the history of the skeleton.
«Turn 1-2 has left me without the ‘Top 20’, if not the ‘Top 15’. But the beauty is that we will be at the olympics, they will be the fourth, after 179 international races and the 92nd race in the World Cup”, Mirambell acknowledged after his performance.
«Despite the mistake, and having 2 kilos less because of the shit this COVID-19, I have marked the highest top speed of all the participants. I have just been informed that the top speed I have set today is the highest in the history of the circuit, this is brutal, “he celebrated.
For the Catalan pilot, 38 years old and in the discipline since 2005, it will be his fourth Olympic Games after those of Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018. «It is still more historic going to four Olympics in a sport that did not exist in our country when I started”, he valued.