David BUSTOS

David BUSTOS - Spain - 1500m silver at 2016 European Championships.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 10 July 2016

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Saturday, 25 August 1990
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
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David BUSTOS - Spain - 1500m silver at 2016 European Championships.

Spain's David Bustos takes the silver medal in the final of the men's 1,500 metres at

the 2016 European Championships.  David won the 1,500m bronze medal at the

Championships in 2012.

 


 

2016 European Athletics Championships. Amsterdam.

Final of men's 1,500 metres.

 

 1.  Filip Ingebrigtsen      Norway     3:46.65
 2.  David Bustos     Spain     3:46.90
 3.  Henrik Ingebrigtsen     Norway     3:47.18
 4.  Richard Douma     Netherlands     3:47.32
 5.  Florian Carvalho     France     3:47.32
 6.  Lee Emanuel     Great Britain
    3:47.57
 

 

A month later David qualified for the men's 1,500 metres final at the

Rio Olympic Games. As the result below indicates the Rio final was slower

than the one in Amsterdam !  Both were nothing special but David did

what he had to and was rewarded with a European Championships medal

and high placing at the Olympic Games.


2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Men's 1,500 metres final.

 

 1. Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.  United States  3:50.00
 2. Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria  3:50.11
 3. Nick Willis  New Zealand  3:50.24   
 4. Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti  3:50.29
 5. Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco  3:50.58   
 6. Asbel Kiprop  Kenya  3:50.87
 7. David Bustos  Spain  3:51.06
 8. Ben Blankenship  United States  3:51.09

 

The winning time of 3:50.00 was the slowest since 1932.

Only five finalist (there were thirteen) failed to beat 3:40 in their semi final - ten seconds

faster than Matthew's winning time !

Earlier in the evening Mo Farah won the 5,000 metres.  

Mo's best time for the 1,500 metres.   3:28.81.    Need one say more ?