Fernando Alvarez didn’t start his 200-meter breaststroke at the FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest this weekend until well after the rest of the competitors began, and it was a powerful sight to behold.

The Spanish swimmer remained on the platform by design as he honored the victims of Thursday’s deadly Barcelona terrorist attack, which left 15 people dead, with a moment of silence.

His hope was for a moment of silence to be held before the race, as he described to El Espanol, but when that plan never came to fruition, he honored the victims with a solo tribute.

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Thumbnail photo via Jun 27, 2017; Indianpolis , IN, USA; A view of the pool prior to the 2017 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships at Indiana University Natatorium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports