Spanish Swimmer Held Moment of Silence DURING RACE to Honor Barcelona Victims (VIDEO)
When Spanish swimmer Fernando Alvarez was told by officials that there was no time for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Barcelona car attack that left 15 dead, he decided to create his own.
After the gun went off during his event, the 200M breaststroke, Alvarez stood at his starting block for 60 long seconds. He stood motionless with his finger pointed at the ceiling.
Following the race, he said, “And so I stayed. I left a minute later. But I do not care, I was feeling it more than if I won all the gold in the world.”
Needless to say, Alvarez finished far behind the pack. So far behind that he didn’t even get an official time. But judging from his comment, it sounds like he’s very happy with his decision.