Spanish swimmer Fernando Alvarez held an unsanctioned a minute of silence in memory of victims of terrorist attacks in the country before the swim veterans on the 200 m breaststroke at the world masters Championships World Masters Championships in Budapest.

As reported “Interfax” with reference to Spanish newspaper AS, pre-Alvarez asked the International swimming Federation to organize the minute of silence, but was refused.

In the end, he started a minute after the rest of the participants in the swim, standing this time on the edge of the pool.

“I started a minute after all, but it didn’t bother me. In this situation, I felt better than if I would have won the gold medal,” commented Alvarez his action.

The result of the two terrorist attacksthat occurred in Catalonia last week, 15 people died and over 100 were injured.

Spanish swimmer alone made a moment of silence in memory of victims of terrorist attacks 22.08.2017

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