Últimamente él alcanzó unos muy buenos resultados.

I’m wondering why this wouldn’t be imperfect? The modifier, ‘lately,’ indicates that there is no specific time that he’s done well, so shouldn’t the answer be alcanzaba???

My non-native explanation is that the preterite is the tense used for relating events, whereas the imperfect is used for descriptions. In this case I also think it’s important that the results are recent, maybe in comparison with how badly he used to perform in the past.

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