Álvaro Cervantes and Jaime Lorente: «It is easy to fall to the dark side» | XLSweekly

C.Obtain the physical shape of Manel Estiarte and Pedro García Aguado, the players of the Spanish water polo team who starred in Barcelona 92 ​​in one of the most remembered sporting feats in our country

Yes, it was not an easy task. Those men who are now brought to life by the actors Álvaro Cervantes and Jaime Lorente in the film 42 seconds they had trained at a superhuman level for the greatest dream of an athlete: to reach Olympic gold. After three extra time, the match against Italy ended in a 9-8 defeat. The bitterest silver. «The defeat hurt us a lot because we never thought about the possibility of losing. Our hearts ached,” Estiarte said. Half of Spain cried with them. But that defeat gave rise to a mythical generation of water polo players. Four years later they would get Olympic gold in Atlanta. And the World Championship. In the 1990s they played 90 percent of the finals. But they also paid a price.

“I couldn’t even imagine how tough this sport was. We spent five months training. We basically met in ‘turbopaquete’”, Lorente jokes to take the drama out of the matter while he poses with his looks swimming pool waiting for the premiere on September 2.

Álvaro Cervantes and Jaime Lorente: «It is easy to fall to the dark side» | XLSweekly