Spanish star Mireia Belmonte let the world know that she was very happy with her results at the Spanish Short Course Championships in a Facebook post this morning.
The following is a rough translation as the post was in Spanish:
Very happy with the results and, above all, by the sensations of this weekend at the championships in Spain. Very satisfied and grateful to my team UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia for helping me achieve my goals. Now it’s time to continue with the work with a view to the games in Rio. Let’s go!!!
This was Belmonte’s return to the pool after withdrawing from the 2015 Spanish Championships (long course) and taking her name out of the running for the 2015 World Championships in Kazan due to injury. Over the past several months she has been undergoing stem cell therapy to treat shoulder bursitis.
Belmonte did compete in an open water event on October 24th wining the 5 km event at the Catalan Fund Winter Cup.
In her return to the pool she did not hold back on her choice of events entering and winning the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle, the 200 and 400 IM as well as the 200 butterfly.
She now ranks second in the world in the 1500 freestyle, third in the 800 freestyle, sixth in the 400 freestyle and 200 butterfly and ninth in the 400 IM.