Algarve athlete Isaac Nader wins gold medal

Nader finishes first in 1,500m at Ibero-American Championships

Algarve athlete Isaac Nader has brought home a gold medal from the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics, having finished first in the 1,500m men’s race.

Nader was in control throughout the event and sealed the win with a strong final 200m, finishing with a three-minute and 43,86-second time, ahead of Argentine rival Zabala (3.44,55) and Andorran runner Pol Moya (3.44,64).

Nader was born in Faro and competes for Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

He was not the only Algarvian athlete to achieve amazing results at the Ibero-American Championships. Ana Cabecinha from Clube Oriental de Pechão won a bronze medal in the 10,000m march, while Gerson Baldé (Benfica) narrowly missed out on a medal by finishing fourth in the high jump and Etson Barros (Benfica) was fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Portugal finished fifth overall in the medal table, with 17 medals (three gold, six silver, eight bronze), behind only Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Spain.

The Ibero-American Championships in Athletics were held at the Estadi Olímpic Camilo Cano in Spain in La Nucía and Torrevella between May 20 and 22.