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Champion Hortelano opts for the 200m in Rio

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Whatever Bruno Hortelano achieves at the Olympic Games in Rio, this will be a season he will never forget - or be allowed to.

The Facebook views are now closing in on 2.3 million for the amazing moment he is told he has become European 200m champion in Amsterdam last month after finishing second in the final, when the Netherlands' Churandy Martina was disqualified unbeknown to the Spaniard.

His reaction is priceless as he realises he has won the first major gold medal of his career.


And in what has been a record-breaking summer for Hortelano, 24, he has now decided to concentrate on just one individual event in Brazil - the one that has made him an internet star.

He tweeted: 'After thinking with my coach, we decided to focus solely on the 200m in Rio. See you there with great enthusiasm.'

While the prospect of Jamaica's defending champion Usain Bolt awaits in both sprints, Hortelano quickly built on his Amsterdam run of 20.45 by then taking the national record down to 20.18 at the Anniversary Games in London at the end of July.

He was fourth in the race as Bolt won (19.89) and here was proof of just how quick in-form Hortelano might go in Rio.

In June, he broke the 100m national record with 10.06 in Madrid but clearly feels it is easier to have all thoughts on the longer sprint.

And who knows...there might even be a follow up to the interview which has gone around the world.