London – The fifth place attained Wednesday by Angolan runner Felismina Cavela in the 800 metres race and the attitude on the 2012 Olympic Games track pleased the deputy chairman of the Angolan Federation of Athletics (FAA), Adriano Nunes.
Speaking to Angop on Thursday in London, one day after the qualifiers attended by seven competitors, Adriano Nunes said Felismina Cavela resisted to the last 300 metres, when the front runners got detached.
“She had a good participation, mainly the attitude and braveness. She kept pace with the front runners and was only lagged behind a few metres ahead of the finish line. More than that, she did not fear any opponents. Therefore we are happy for her having improved her personal mark,” he stressed.
As to the strategy for 2016, Adriano Nunes mentioned an undergoing project under which two of the players at the London 2012 will get a six-month training grant.
In the 800 metres race of Wednesday, Felismina Cavela broke her own record (2.13.65), in the fifth position, out of the seven competitors, with 2.10,92.