The Portuguese Carlos Nascimento will contest the final of the 60 meter European athletics in the hall this Saturday after passing two laps and improving his personal record to 6.62 seconds.
In Torun, Poland, Nascimento had a very good plan, with a direct qualification in the first round, in 6.68 seconds and then in 6.62 seconds in one of the semi-finals, which gave him the summary for the final of soon 19:58 Clock.
In the third and final semifinals, he prevailed and was fourth with his best record of all time. The series was the fastest of the three and could be resumed.
The passage to the finals and the personal record for a hundredth make this the second best performance of a Portuguese sprinter among indoor Europeans, right behind Francis Obikwelu, who became champion in Paris in 2011.
Also qualified for the final, but after qualifying Patrícia Mamona is from the triple jump with a jump of 14.43 meters, one centimeter away from her national record.
With this jump he climbed to the second best European of the year, directly behind the Greek Paraskeví Papahrístou, who also qualified for the final with only one record this Saturday, but at 14.39 m.
The final of the triple jump will take place on Sunday at 4:20 p.m. (Lisbon time).
The two Portuguese Isaac Nader and Samuel Barata, who started in the 3,000-meter runs, did not make it to the final.
The highlight for Samuel Barata, sixth in his series, with 7: 53.39 minutes, personal record by a large margin, and thus in third place among all Portuguese, directly behind the Olympians Rui Silva and Luís Feiteira, who are already retired.
Nader, who ran in one of the other series, was ninth with 7´58.10.
In the set of the three series, Barata finished the competition as 16th and Nader as 22nd.